TO PROMOTE, PRESERVE, AND PUBLICIZE THE HISTORY OF LINCOLN COUNTY

Welcome to the Lincoln County Historical Society.

Lincoln Countyís history is rich and our roots run deep in Kentucky history beginning with the establishment of Loganís Fort by Benjamin Logan in 1775.

In 1780, the Virginia legislature created Lincoln County as of the three original counties in the state.

The county seat of Stanford was chartered in 1786.

The William Whitley House State Historic Site, the first brick house west of the Alleghenies, still stands as a testament to the fortitude and foresight of our pioneer ancestors.

The Old Presbyterian Meetinghouse Museum, one of the oldest churches still standing in the state, proves our foundersí commitment to their faith.

The Immanuel Lutheran Church symbolizes the story of Ottenheim, a German-Swiss settlement established in this county in the 1880s.

The old L&N Railroad Depot Museum connects us with the era of railroads in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Very early cemeteries such as the Buffalo Springs Cemetery and the Whitley-Pennington Cemetery serve as reminders of the significance of our past.

Come join us and stay to visit our beautiful Lincoln County.