Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 191.
LINCOLN COUNTY, situated on the easterly boundary of Missouri, with the Mississippi river on the east. Area, 576 square miles. Seat of justice, Troy. Pop. in 1830, 4,060; in 1840, 7,449; in 1850, 9,421.