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Lincoln County Mayor Peggy bevels

On behalf of our 34,461 plus citizens of this great county I welcome your interest – whether you are a prospective business, client, a visitor, etc., - your interest is appreciated.

We are located in the middle of our beautiful Tennessee Valley on US 231/431, 89 miles from Nashville, Tennessee, 38 miles from NASA, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama, 15 miles from Jack Daniel Distillery. Lincoln County was established by an Act of the State Legislature in November 1809 to become effective January 1810. Lincoln County was carved from territory ceded to the U. S. by the Cherokee and Chickasaw Indian tribes. Our county is divided into two almost equal parts by the Elk River, which provides an excellent recreational opportunity, as well as, providing water for our citizens.

“Goodspeed” reports that in 1806 Ezekiel Norris was probably the first settler located in the county, and the 100 acres bought for the City of Fayetteville and the land where the Courthouse is was purchased for $700 from Mr. Norris.

I think it is interesting to note that in 1806 James Bright, head of a surveying party, passed through here and found a coin bearing the inscription of the Caesars giving strength to the supposition that DeSoto camped here through the winter of 1540-41.

Lincoln County was named for Revolutionary War Hero General Benjamin Lincoln, and Fayetteville was named in honor of the many settlers, who came here from Fayetteville, North Carolina. It states in "Goodspeed" that the supposition that De Soto camped here through the winter of 1540-41 was strengthened by the finding of a coin bearing the inscription of the Caesars.

Our oldest church is the First Presbyterian, and was known as the First Church of Fayetteville in 1812.

Now that I’ve carried you down memory lane, I hope you will click for more information concerning our beautiful and scenic county.

Again, thank you for your interest and hope to see you soon when you visit. If I can be of any help, please contact me – Peggy G. Bevels, County Mayor, Lincoln County Courthouse, 112 Main Avenue South, Room 101, Fayetteville, TN 37334 – Telephone (931) 433-3045.


200 Year Celebration for Lincoln County
2009 marks the Bicentennial Celebration for Lincoln County, Tennessee. The celebration will be kicked off at the Host of Christmas Past in November 2009. Visit for more information about the celebration.

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