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Lincoln, Kansas

Lincoln, Kansas

Lincoln, which was initially called Lincoln Center, was named in honor of Abraham Lincoln in 1870 by George Green, the founder of the town. A close neighbor and several cousins of Abraham Lincoln had settled here.

As the county seat, it features the beautiful courthouse built in 1900 which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. Located in the Heart of Post Rock country, limestone buildings in downtown Lincoln are beautiful representations of the use of the unique limestone layers that were discovered by early pioneers as being very useful for building materials in an area of very few trees.

In February, Lincoln becomes the Land of Lincoln Look-A-Likes during the annual Lincoln Reenactment Day, and the fun continues again on Labor Day for the Post Rock Festival.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Stone Double-Arch Bridge

It was a meeting place for three different ethnic groups in the settling days of the area.

Lincoln, KS Historic Bridges

Post Rock Scout Museum

Located in the beautiful Cummins Block Building and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places

Lincoln, KS Museums

Cummins Block Building - NHR

The Cummins Block Building with ornate limestone and arched windows was built in 1881 in Lincoln, Kansas and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It stands across from the county courthouse.

Lincoln, KS Historic Buildings

Kyne House Museum

This limestone house, home to early pioneers Timothy and Bridget Kyne, was built in 1885 by Timothy. Among the featured pieces are a pie safe and table that were also built by Timothy. Two additions provide more display space, and the one-room Topsy School is also in the museum complex.

Lincoln, KS Museums

Marshall-Yohe House

The Marshall-Yohe House is a Victorian mansion with original furnishings including hand-painted dolls and china. Forty-five minute guided tours are available.

Lincoln, KS Historic Homes

Things to do near Lincoln, KS