Lincoln County, Idaho

county in Idaho, United States

Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, 5,208 people lived there.[1] The county seat and largest city is Shoshone.[2] The county is named after President Abraham Lincoln.[3] It was founded on March 18, 1895.

Lincoln County
American Legion Hall (Shoshone, Idaho)
Map of Idaho highlighting Lincoln County
Location within the U.S. state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°59′N 114°08′W / 42.98°N 114.13°W / 42.98; -114.13
Country United States
State Idaho
FoundedMarch 18, 1895
Named forAbraham Lincoln
Largest cityShoshone
 • Total1,206 sq mi (3,120 km2)
 • Land1,201 sq mi (3,110 km2)
 • Water4.5 sq mi (12 km2)  0.4%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density4.3/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district2nd



Unincorporated communityEdit


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187.