Maine’s Gov. Enoch Lincoln


You can’t assume all of the thousands of spots named Lincoln are named after the 16th president.

Lincoln County in Maine predates the president. It takes its name from the British town of Lincoln.

Lincoln, N.H. predates the president too. It was established in 1764 and named for Henry Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, the 9th Earl of Lincoln.

After the Constitution was signed, the namesakes began to shift from Brits to Americans.

Lincolnville, Maine, settled in 1802, was named after Revolutionary War general Enoch Lincoln, Maine’s sixth governor.