Meriwether Lewis passed through on his return to St. Louis in 1806, following the famous “River of the Road to the Buffalo” created by Native Americans centuries before. Gold discoveries in the mid-1860s brought miners to a number of camps in the area and Lincoln was eventually created when nearby Lincoln Gulch was abandoned in favor of the town’s present location. Recreational, logging and mining activities along the Blackfoot River in the early 20th century made it a convenient commercial center. Nearby wilderness areas continue to attract visitors and residents.
The Lincoln Community Hall and The Hotel Lincoln are listed on the National Register of Historical Places
Lincoln, MT is one of only a handful of towns actually named for President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln Gulch, the original site of Lincoln, was named in August 1865 after our 16th President was assassinated.