Lincoln County, Idaho

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Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 census the county had a population of 4,044 (2008 estimate: 4,503)[1] The county seat and largest city is Shoshone.[2]

Lincoln County was created by the Idaho Legislature on March 18, 1895, by a partitioning of Blaine County, which was created earlier that month by a merger of Alturas and Logan Counties. Lincoln County itself was partitioned on January 28, 1913, with a western portion becoming Gooding County and an eastern portion becoming Minidoka County. The county assumed its present borders on February 8, 1919 when a southern portion became Jerome County.

Lincoln County is named after President Abraham Lincoln. The Idaho Territory was created in 1863, during the Lincoln Administration of 1861–65.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,206 square miles (3,123 km²), 0.03% of which is water.

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