Hamlin, West Virginia

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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 , vice president under the first Lincoln administration. Hamlin is located on the Mud River,

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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.

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Hamlin is located in the in western West Virginia.