Organized October 1, 1891, and named by popular vote for President Abraham Lincoln, the county was originally a part of the Creek Nation. As a result of the Treaty of 1866, however, the area was ceded by the Creeks and settled by the Sac and Fox, Iowa, Kickapoo and Pottawatomie Indians. Cattle trails began to appear after the Civil War and the West Shawnee Trail passed through the area as Texas herds were driven to Kansas. After the Cherokee Commission secured allotment of these lands, they were opened September 22, 1891, with 20,000 homesteaders participating in this land run. Although cotton was the principal crop in the early days, castor beans and broom corn were also money crops. By 1915, oil was discovered near Chandler, followed by the discovery of the Stroud Field in 1923 and later the Davenport oil boom. Annual county celebrations include Settler's Day held each fall in Chandler; Nettie Davenport Day held in Davenport; the International Brick Throwing Contest held in Stroud in July; and the Kolache Festival held in Prague each May. The Lincoln County Historical Society published Lincoln County, Oklahoma History, in 1988. Location: Lincoln County is in central Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 47.1 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 42.0 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 80.8 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Chandler Distances: Chandler to: Oklahoma City - 48 miles Tulsa - 66 miles Land Area: 965 square miles of level plains, prairie and productive farmland

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