lincol-cathedralWith a population just over 10,000, Lincolnton has maintained its small town charm while providing big city opportunities. Lincoln County covers 309 square miles and claims Lincolnton (est. 1785) as the county seat.

An exemplary environment for living, working and playing, Lincoln County fosters family-centered values and a deep respect for “hearth and home.” This is a community where neighbors greet one another with broad smiles and warm handshakes, respecting differences and embracing diversity. Historically a community with deep agricultural roots, progressive ideas in Lincoln County have opened doors for a wide range of new and relocating businesses: recruitment of clean, non-polluting companies has permitted the area to diversify its industrial base. Local businesses appreciate the competent, skilled work force found in Lincoln County.

Lincoln County Schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and academics are a high priority here. The system boasts nine elementary schools, three middle and high schools, with availability of before and after school day care for elementary age children. The Science and Technology summer camp offers additional academic enrichment. Higher learning is offered by the Lincoln County School of Technology, along with a number of colleges and universities within easy driving distance.

Lincoln County has a moderate climate with an average annual temperature of 59.1 degrees. January is the coldest month, with an average temperature of 38.5 degrees, and July averages of 76.7 degrees.

Medical Facilities:
Lincoln Medical Center provides physicians and registered nurses, 24-hour emergency room, and county ambulance service, while private physicians representing various medical fields practice in the county.

With majestic mountains to the west and Lake Norman to the east, Lincoln County offers a variety of recreational activities.

Tap your feet and clap your hands at the Alive After Five concert series in summer. Take it easy at the annual Apple Festival in fall. Celebrate the holidays at the Christmas Parade and take a Carriage Ride in winter.

Lincolnton’s classic downtown is a top destination for pottery and antique browsers.

lincol-railtrailWalkers, joggers, strollers and cyclists use the Marcia H. Cloninger Rail-Trail to stretch their legs and renew their souls.

Lincolnton has been host to historic celebrations and community theatre production of literary, art, photography competitions, North Carolina Symphony concerts, Broadway entertainers and regional and local performers. Spearheading these efforts is the Lincoln Cultural Center, a beautiful historic landmark in the heart of downtown.