Introduction to Lincoln, Illinois
Lincoln was settled in the 1850s. The region around the present day city of Lincoln was very popular among settlers because it gave easy access to waterways like the Salt, Kickapoo and Sugar creeks. Moreover, it was the site where a railroad was to be built. More than anything else, this played a major role in the development of this area. Abraham Lincoln assisted in platting the town and Lincoln was named after him.
Lincoln and nearby Attractions
- Edward R. Madigan State Park
- New Salem State Historic Site
- Lincoln College Museum
- Lincoln Elks Golf Club
- Kickapoo Creek County Park
- Lincoln Lakes
Things To Do In Lincoln
Lincoln is abundant in natural beauty. It has several hundred acres of parkland which has been developed for modern requirements. They offer facilities for a varied number of activities. The area is steeped in history and offers several opportunities to learn about the past. The city also organizes special programs and festivals regularly, which provide fun and excitement to the residents of Lincoln.
Capital Airport is the nearest major airport.
Lincoln Higher Education
One can pursue higher studies at Lincoln College or the Lincoln Christian College and Seminary. Other options in the neighboring areas include the Lincoln Land Community College and Millikin University.