Welcome from 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.

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.