Founded: 1870, Population (year 2000): 1,349, Elevation: 1418 ft. Named for the 16th US President, Lincoln is located in Lincoln County
, of which it is the county seat. Lincoln is nestled between rolling hills with a commanding overlook of the Saline River
and southeast of Wilson Lake
. Easy to find, Lincoln is on I-70, between Exits 209 & 216. The post rock buildings in downtown Lincoln are beautiful. The county courthouse was built in 1900 out of local limestone.
In 1886 the Union Pacific Railroad built a branch line called the Salina, Lincoln and Northwestern Railroad, and the citizens had an outlet to Eastern markets.
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07/18 Coming to The area
Wild West Festival Hays City KS July3-6 A typical Kansas fair -- parade, big name music stars, games, demonstrations, competitions and shows, including fireworks.
Dodge City Days Dodge City KS July26-August4 The 10-day celebration hosts more than 50 events including Q-97 FM DODGE CITY DAYS COUNTRY Concert,
the top-rated Dodge City Days Rodeo,
a 2-day Indoor Craft show with over 200 crafters from a 10-state area,
Professional Barbecue Contest.
Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.