Hamlin, West Virginia (WV), the county seat of Lincoln County, was chartered in about 1869. Records of the event were destroyed in a fire at the court house in 1909. Hamlin was named for Bishop Leonidas Lent Hamline, who established the Hamline Methodist Episopal Church a mile from the present town. A conflicting account holds that the town was named for Hannibal Hamlin, vice president under the first Lincoln administration. Hamlin is located on the Mud River,
Lodging in Hamlin, West Virginia
Hamlin is located on highway WV-3 approximately six miles east of West Hamlin, West Virginia, 20 miles south of highway US-60 at Hurricane, West Virginia, and 23 miles southeast of the US-119 expressway at Julian, West Virginia.
Map of Hamlin, West Virginia
Hamlin is located in the Hatfield & McCoy Region in western West Virginia.