Lincoln County, Tennessee

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Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 31,340. Its county seat is Fayetteville[1]. It is named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.

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History

The Lincoln County Process, used in the distillation of Tennessee whiskey, is named for this county, as Jack Daniel's distillery was originally located here. However, a subsequent redrawing of county lines resulted in the establishment of adjacent Moore County, where it is now located, so no current Lincoln County business uses its namesake process.

Government

The governing body of Lincoln County is the Lincoln County Commission, which is divided into eight districts and 24 commissioners, three from each district. The body is chaired by the County Mayor. The government center of Lincoln County is the Lincoln County Courthouse in Fayetteville.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 31,340 people, 12,503 households, and 9,077 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 13,999 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.26% White, 7.35% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. 1.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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