Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,570. The county seat and largest city is Davenport. The county was created out of Whitman County on November 24, 1883 and is named for Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,339 square miles, of which 2,310 square miles is land and 29 square miles (1.2%) is water.
Economy & Agriculture Edit
The county is completely dependent on agriculture, primarily wheat farming. Lincoln County is generally considered the second-largest producer of wheat in the United States (following Whitman County, Washington), sometimes producing 25 million bushels a year. Only about 500,000 of 900,000 acres of farmland in the county are planted in any given year due to the practice of typically harvesting one crop every two years, a necessity in a region with only 12 inches (300 mm) of precipitation annually.