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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



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  • Downtown Lincoln listed in the National Register of Historic Places
    Lincoln’s downtown commercial district was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 1, 2020. The district’s buildings date from between 1881 to 2001 with two-thirds of them being built by or before 1920. 
  • History of the Methodist Church in Lincoln County
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