Lincolnton is a city located in Lincoln County, in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the county seat, and is home to a population of over 10,600 residents. Lincolnton was founded in the late 18th century and was the home of the first textile mill in the state of North Carolina, which was built in the town in 1813. For a number of years, textile manufacturing was the main economic boon in the area, though other ventures such as agriculture and retail were prominent as well. As the centuries turned, Lincolnton gained new residents slowly, which was aided in the 1990’s by the annexation of nearby Boger City, which added both total area and new residents to the county seat.
Basic Facts About Lincolnton
- Current population: 10,600
- Current mayor: John O. Gilleland, Jr
- Total area: 8.2 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.ci.lincolnton.nc.us/
- Located in: Lincoln County
- Founded in: 1780
- Zip codes: 28092-28093
- Area codes: 704
Car Shipping to Lincolnton Tips and Tricks
Lincolnton is a part of the Charlotte, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area, but it sits pretty far away from the anchor of the metro area and the largest city in North Carolina. Auto transportation companies want to run routes into and out of major cities, because that’s where the majority of their customers tend to be. They make more money by sticking to routes through big cities, and Lincolnton is a bit out of the way for carriers servicing the Charlotte metro area. This can be problematic, and may result in slightly higher prices as well as longer wait times – you’ll want to discuss this with your representative, of course, as they can give you the most accurate information regarding routes into and out of Lincolnton.
Something that should help your cause a bit, though, is the fact that Lincolnton connects to Charlotte via a state highway that takes it right into downtown. On the whole, auto shippers want to stick to major interstate highways, which is actually good when it comes to car shipping to Lincolnton as it sits along a pretty big US highway that connects both I-40 and I-85 together in a fairly straight shot. This is great, but it’s a detour for carriers trying to get to major cities on those interstates; if a carrier is shipping to Charlotte, Lincolnton is a bit out of their way. That state highway that runs into Charlotte can help the cause, though, making route-planning for carriers easier and overall easing the cost of shipping your vehicle.
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