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Welcome to Lincoln County


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Lincoln County was formed in 1889 from parts of Elbert and Bent Counties.  Geographically, the county forms a backward block L, which is 72 miles long and 48 miles wide in the south, but only 30 miles wide in the north.  The total area of Lincoln County is 2,593 square miles of rolling prairie with several river valleys and numerous sand hills.  Lincoln County geographically is part of the high plains portion of the Colorado Piedmont, and as such the terrain is quite flat and ranges in elevation from 4,500 feet in the southeast to approximately 5,400 feet in the northwest.

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Fire Restriction

County wide - Stage 2 (3/30/2017)

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The Lincoln County Fairgrounds has been designated by the State of Colorado as an Enterprise Zone Contribution project.  For further information on how to make a donation for fairgrounds improvements and promotion and receive a tax credit click here. For further information contact County Administrator Gary Ensign at 719-743-2810.

To schedule use of the Lincoln County Fairgrounds or the Events Building call Fairgrounds Manager John Palmer at 719-743-2530.