FROM COUNTY MAYOR PEGGY BEVELS
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.
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.
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.
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