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History

1905 Lincoln County Map    In 1890September 22, 1891 the Jerome Commission (also known as the Cherokee Commission) negotiated an individual allotment agreement with the American Indians in the area except the Kickapoo. This made available land to be opened by run into an area that would include County A, later Lincoln County. The run occurred on September 22, 1891, when approximately twenty thousand people lined up to claim 6,097 homesteads. Because the town site of the county seat had not been surveyed, a separate run was held for Chandler on September 28, 1891. In May 1895, after the Kickapoo gave up their tribal claims, Lincoln County was rounded out in the last run in Oklahoma history. County A was accorded its name in a plebiscite of the residents soon after the first land runs. The name Lincoln won over Sac and Fox and Springer by 43 per cent of the vote.
    The center of population of Oklahoma is located in Lincoln County, in the town of Sparks

Links

Lincoln County E-mail List on Rootsweb

Lincoln County Query Board on Rootsweb

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Lincoln County Cemeteriy Listings on Interment.net

Lincoln COunty Cemetery Listings on OKcemeteries.net

Lincoln County Cemetery Listings on Find A Grave

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Lincoln County Courthouse
811 Manvel Ave.
Chandler, OK 74834
Court Clerk
Phone (405)258-1309
County Clerk
Phone (405)258-1264
Fax (405)258-1135

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