Lincoln County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,742.[1] Its county seat is Stanford.[2]

Lincoln County
Lincoln County Courthouse in Stanford
Lincoln County Courthouse in Stanford
Map of Kentucky highlighting Lincoln County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°28′N 84°40′W / 37.46°N 84.66°W / 37.46; -84.66
Country United States
State Kentucky
Named forBenjamin Lincoln
Largest cityStanford
 • Total337 sq mi (870 km2)
 • Land334 sq mi (870 km2)
 • Water2.5 sq mi (6 km2)  0.7%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density74/sq mi (29/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.