Lincoln

Lincoln Welcome Sign

The annual Post Rock Festival includes a wide variety of fun for the family including bed races through the downtown. Photo credit: Mary Ann Stertz

The annual Post Rock Festival includes a wide variety of fun for the family including bed races through the downtown. Photo credit: Mary Ann Stertz

Just east of the center of the county, the City of Lincoln Center is the county seat of Lincoln County, as well as the county’s commerce center.

Platted in 1871, Lincoln became a city of the third class in 1879.

Lincoln’s business district is primarily located along Lincoln Avenue, and includes many of the city’s original native limestone buildings, but is also spread along Highways 14 and 18 that intersect the city.

A variety store, a clothing store, and a full-line grocery are just a few of the local retail establishments in town.

For those interested in the arts and humanities, Lincoln is home to three museums, one of the most well respected art centers in all of Kansas, and a first-run movie theater renovated and operated completely by volunteers.

Lincoln’s Carnegie Library was built in 1913 and is one of about two dozen in the state still functioning in its original purpose. In 2009, the Library doubled its space, building the addition in matching native limestone, while modernizing the interior.

Lincoln’s schools are often honored by the State of Kansas for Excellence in Education. Their Lincoln Leopards are competitive academically, musically, and athletically with schools of similar size throughout the state.

The City’s Recreation Commission provides a variety o f recreational sporting events and activities for children ages five to 18.

Historic buildings abound in Lincoln, including the Marshall-Yohe House, built in 1875, the Lincoln County Courthouse, and the Cummins Block Building which is home to the Post Rock Scout Museum and the Crispin Drug Store Museum.

Lincoln offers many of the conveniences of the city with the feel of a traditional rural American small town.

For information on local government, utilities, and services, please visit the city’s website at www.lincolnks.org.

 


 

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  • Historic Survey of Lincoln’s City Park A survey of Lincoln’s City Park has been completed to determine if the area would be eligible for any historic designations that could open up financial resources to the City to help maintain and improve the park. Read more...
  • Historic Survey of Downtown Lincoln A survey of the historic properties in downtown Lincoln has been completed to determine if the overall downtown district (and/or individual properties within it) would be eligible for any historic designations that could open up financial resources to property owners to help maintain and improve their properties. Read more...
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