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Located in Placer County, Lincoln is a city within the Sacramento metropolitan area. Lincoln grew by 282.1 percent between 2000 and 2010 because of the rapid suburban expansion north of Sacramento, making it the fastest-growing city with over 10,000 residents in the United States. The population was 45,837 in 2015.
The land that is now Lincoln was originally settled by the Nisenan, who benefitted from the lush, green hills and plains. The California Gold Rush caused the mass migration of hundreds of thousands of people from the eastern United States, and towns were built overnight, but Lincoln wasn’t plotted until the mid-1800s.
In 1859, the town was named after Charles Lincoln Wilson, the president of the California Central Railroad. Wilson sold 46 lots of land in November of that year, and the new landowners began to build the town of Lincoln. The arrival of the railroad in 1861 caused a short-lived economic uptick from passenger layovers, but when the railroad moved, the customers went with it.
In 1870, rich clay deposits were discovered near Lincoln, leading to the establishment of Gladding, McBean & Co which created pottery which the town is famous for. After the rail line continued, the town’s early population boom ended until the late 20th century when the Sacramento suburbs began expanding. In 2004, Lincoln opened the first casino in the Sacramento metropolitan area, and in 2006 it was named an All-America City.
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