The White Mountain town of Lincoln, New Hampshire was named long before President Abraham Lincoln's birth. Lincoln, NH was named in 1764 for Henry Clinton, ninth Earl of Lincoln, a cousin to the Wentworths. He held the position of Comptroller of Customs for the port of London under George II and George III, which was important to trade between America and England.
A portion of Lincoln, known as Pullman, was one of the earliest lumber towns. Lincoln is second-largest New Hampshire town in land area; only Pittsburg, NH is larger.
Today Lincoln is a growing and vibrant town and includes the village of North Lincoln and Stillwater. Real Estate and second homes are popular here The Souh Peak project is located in Lincoln. Lincoln is home to the New Hampshire Highland Games - a popular annual event and part of Franconia Notch State Park is located here. Parts of the Appalachian trail passes here and the White Mountain National Forest is also part of Lincoln.
History of Lincoln, NH
ILincoln is a town rich in history. Railroading, Lumber and Tourism all play important parts of Lincoln's past and in the case of tourism - future..
In 1892, James E. Henry bought approximately 100,000 acres of Lincoln forest - prime virgin timber it was. James established a logging enterprise at what is today the center of Lincoln. In 1902, he built a pulp and paper mill and erected the "Lincoln House" hotel. The Lincoln was destroyed by fire in 1907. James E. Henry ran Lincoln until he died in 1912. Mr. Henry controlled this company town by installing relatives to positions of civic authority. Henry's heirs sold the business after his death to the Parker Young Company, which in turn sold it to the Marcalus Manufacturing Company in 1946. In 1950, Franconia Paper took over the plant was producing some 150 tons of paper a day until it filed bankruptcy in 1971.
Today, Tourism is the principal business here. Nearby Loon Mountain resort & ski area attracts winter tourists, and in recent years has developed into a four-season destination attraction with the help of several tourist related businesses like dinner train rides, alpine adventure tours, and river rafting adventures.
Lincoln, NH Population: 1,273
Municipal Contacts & Phone Numbers
Lincoln Public Library
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