Lincoln County, West Virginia

Lincoln County, in southwestern West Virginia (WV), was formed in 1867 and named for Abraham Lincoln (though an attempt had been made to name the county after Jefferson Davis, president of the Conferacy). Its county seat is located at Hamlin. The county is rugged and sparsely populated, though many small communities line the banks of the Mud, Coal, Little Coal, and Guyandotte rivers, which course northward through narrow valleys. Mining and farming are primary industries in Lincoln County. General Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, is a native of Lincoln County. As of the 2010 census, its population was 21,720.

Cities & Towns in Lincoln County

Alum Creek, West Virginia
Branchland, West Virginia
Ferrellsburg, West Virginia
Griffithsville,West Virginia
Hamlin, West Virginia
Harts, West Virginia
Midkiff, West Virginia
Mud, West Virginia
Palermo, West Virginia
Portersville, West Virginia
Ranger, West Virginia
Sod, West Virginia
Spurlockville, West Virginia
Sumerco, West Virginia
Sweetland, West Virginia
West Hamlin, West Virgnia
Yawkey, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

Big Ugly Wildlife Management Area
Upper Mud River Wildlife Management Area

Lincoln County Historic Landmarks

Holley Hills Estate (Alum Creek, WV)

Regional information for Lincoln County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Lincoln County may be found in our guide to travel in the Hatfield & McCoy Region of southern West Virginia, in which Lincoln County is located.

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