Located just 29 miles northwest of Charlotte, NC, Lincoln County offers considerable diversity. Choose from East Lincoln County and beautiful Lake Norman; the City of Lincolnton in the heart, the county seat; or West Lincoln, with its beautiful settings of rich farm lands and rolling hills. The community is rich in cultural arts. There is an active Theatre Guild, Arts Council, Historical Association, Community Concerts Association, Choral Guild, and a chapter of the North Carolina Symphony Association, all of which are housed in the Lincoln Cultural Center on East Main Street in Lincolnton.
Lincoln County, formed in 1779, was named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln, the man elected by General George Washington to accept the official sword of the British surrender at Yorktown.
Ingleside (1817): Built for Daniel Forney, U.S. Congress (1815-1818), Ingleside is one of piedmont North Carolina's finest antebellum Federal style mansions. Its design has been attributed to Benjamin Latrobe whose architectural designs can be seen in both our nation's Capitol and the White House.
Lincoln County Museum of History: The museum was established to collect, preserve, study and exhibit authentic artifacts and other historical material related to the history and heritage of Lincoln County through permanent and temporary exhibits. The museum is located in the old First Baptist Church in downtown Lincolnton. You will find historical sites dating back to the 1700's all over this county.