Township Map and Boundaries

Please scroll down for further county information and a map of Arkansas in 1895, this may help some who know the city of their ancestors but are not sure of the township, however, not all are listed.

I have tried to match the cities or towns with the townships, you may have to check more than one township on some of these. Corrections to this are gladly taken. A couple of City/Towns have information on them below that were taken from the History of Lincoln County book.

City/Town Township
Avery Wells Bayou
Cades Gould and/or Choctaw
Calhoun Smith
Corner(s)ville (Cornerville could have been named for the Elias King Haynes' birthplace of Cornerville, TN or because it served as a dividing line between four counties.) Mill Creek
Cummins Auburn
Feeneyville Spring and/or Owen
Flynn Smith and/or Gould
Fresno Wells Bayou and/or Cane Creek
Garnett Lone Pine
Grady Choctaw
Owen Owen
Palmyra Owen
Relfs Bluff Lone Pine and/or Mill Creek
Rose Hill Smith
Star City (Courthouse was located on top of a hill when formed and is said to be named so because the site is surrounded by five hills which form the points of a star, but records don't indicate how it was named Star City so other stories exist as well.) Cane Creek
Terry Spring
Tyro (meaning a beginner, located in Sec. 12 of Smith Township, in Drew County, Arkansas, later placed in Lincoln County on 3/20/1871) Smith
Varner Choctaw
Warrenton Smith
Whitefield Bartholomew
Woodville Kimbrough
Yorktown Spring and/or Bartholomew

From the National Archives, Washington, D. C. - Submitted by Gary Wiles wilesgm@hotmail.com 

County Formation
Created: March 28, 1871
Parent Counties: Arkansas, Bradley, Desha, Drew, and Jefferson
Progeny County: Cleveland 1873
County Boundary Changes: Part annexed to Desha March 10, 1879, line with Arkansas changed March 25, 1895, and with Desha March 27, 1925.
County Seat: First Meetings were held in Cane Creek Church, then permanent location at Star City. 

Townships

1880 Lincoln County
Census Records: National Archives Microcopy T9, Roll 49
Auburn (from Arkansas County in 1871)
Bartholomew (from Jefferson County in 1871)
Cane Creek (from Drew County in 1871)
Choctaw (from Arkansas County in 1871)
Kimbrough (from Arkansas County in 1871)
Lone Pine (from Drew County in 1871)
Mill Creek (from Drew County in 1871)
Owen (from Drew County in 1871)
Smith (from Desha and Drew Counties in 1871)
Spring Creek (from Jefferson County in 1871)
Wells Bayou (from Desha County in 1871) 

1890 Lincoln County
Census Records for this year are not available for helpful information try the 1890 Tax Roll
Auburn
Bartholomew
Cane Creek: Star City Town
Choctaw
Kimbrough
Lone Pine
Mill Creek
Owen
Smith
Spring Creek
Wells Bayou 

1900 Lincoln County
Census Records: National Archives Microcopy T623, Roll 65
Auburn: Douglas Town
Bartholomew
Cane Creek: Star City Town
Choctaw
Kimbrough
Lone Pine
Mill Creek
Owen
Smith
Spring (Spring Creek 1890)
Wells Bayou 

1910 Lincoln County
Census Records: National Archives Microcopy T624, Roll 55
Auburn: Douglas Town, South Bend Town (inc. 1907)
Bartholomew
Cane Creek: Star City Town
Choctaw: Gould Town (inc. 1907), Grady Town (incl. 1907), Varner Town (inc. 1907)
Kimbrough: Youngstown Town (inc. 1908)
Lone Pine
Mill Creek
Owen
Smith
Spring
Wells Bayou 

1920 Lincoln County
Census Records: National Archives Microcopy T625, Roll 70
Auburn: Douglas Town, South Bend Town
Bartholomew
Cane Creek: Star City Town
Choctaw (part to Gould after 1910): Grady Town, Varner Town
Gould (from Choctaw after 1910): Gould Town
Kimbrough
Lone Pine
Mill Creek
Owen
Smith
Spring
Wells Bayou 

1930 Lincoln County
Auburn (part annexed to Desha County 1925): Douglas Town, South Bend Town
Bartholomew
Cane Creek: Star City Town
Choctaw: Grady Town, Varner Town
Gould (part annexed from Desha County in 1925): Gould Town
Kimbrough
Lone Pine
Mill Creek
Owen
Smith
Spring
Wells Bayou 

1940 Lincoln County
Auburn: Douglas Town, South Bend Town
Bartholomew
Cane Creek: Star City Town
Choctaw: Grady Town, Varner Town
Gould: Gould Town
Kimbrough
Lone Pine
Mill Creek
Owen
Smith
Spring
Wells Bayou 

1950 Lincoln County
Auburn: Douglas Town, South Bend Town
Bartholomew
Cane Creek: Star City Town
Choctaw: Grady Town, Varner Town
Gould: Gould Town
Kimbrough
Lone Pine
Mill Creek
Owen
Smith
Spring
Wells Bayou 

1960 Lincoln County
Auburn: Douglas Town, South Bend Town
Bartholomew
Cane Creek (part to Star City city after 1950): Star City city
Choctaw: Grady Town
Gould: Gould City
Kimbrough
Lone Pine
Mill Creek
Owen
Smith
Spring
Wells Bayou 

1970 Lincoln County
Auburn
Bartholomew
Cane Creek (part to Star City city after 1960): Star City city
Choctaw: Grady Town
Gould: Gould City
Kimbrough
Lone Pine
Mill Creek
Owen
Smith
Spring
Wells Bayou 

1980 Lincoln County
Note: Annexation by Star City after 1970.
Auburn
Bartholomew
Cane Creek: Star City city
Choctaw: Grady Town
Gould: Gould City
Kimbrough
Lone Pine
Mill Creek
Owen
Smith
Spring
Wells Bayou 

1990 Lincoln County
Auburn
Bartholomew
Cane Creek: Star City city
Choctaw: Grady City
Gould: Gould City
Kimbrough
Lone Pine
Mill Creek
Owen
Smith
Spring
Wells Bayou 

Lincoln County Township Boundaries 

Lincoln County was created March 20, 1871; a part was transferred to Desha County, March 10, 1879. It is bounded north by Jefferson and Arkansas Counties, east by Desha County, south by Drew County, and west by Cleveland and Jefferson Counties. It is divided into eleven political townships, named as follows: Spring, Bartholomew, Choctaw, Kimbrough, Auburn, Owen, Cane Creek, Wells Bayou, Smith, Mill Creek and Lone Pine. 

The parent Counties of Lincoln County were: Arkansas, Bradley, Desha, Drew, and Jefferson. 

SPRING TOWNSHIP - is bounded, north by Jefferson County, east by Bartholomew Township, south by Cane Creek and Owen Township, and west by Jefferson and Drew Counties. Formed from Jefferson County in 1871. 

BARTHOLOMEW TOWNSHIP - is bounded, north by Jefferson County, east by Jefferson County, and Choctaw Township, south by Cane Creek Township, and west by Spring Township. Formed from Jefferson County in 1871. 

CHOCTAW TOWNSHIP - is bounded, north by Kimbrough Township, east by Auburn and Wells Bayou Township and Desha County, south by Wells Bayou and Cane Creek Townships, and west by Bartholomew Township. Formed from Arkansas County in 1871. 

KIMBROUGH TOWNSHIP - is bounded, north by Jefferson and Arkansas Counties, east by Auburn Township and Arkansas County, south by Choctaw Township, and west by Choctaw Township and Jefferson County. Formed from Arkansas County in 1871. 

AUBURN TOWNSHIP - is bounded, north and east by Arkansas County, east by Desha County, south by Desha County and Choctaw Township, west by Choctaw Township, and west and north by Kimbrough Township. Formed from Arkansas County in 1871. 

OWEN TOWNSHIP - is bounded, north by Cleveland County and Spring Township, east by Cane Creek Township, south by Mill Creek Twonship, and west by Cleveland County. Formed from Drew County in 1871. 

CANE CREEK - is bounded, north by Spring, Bartholomew and Choctaw Townships, east by Choctaw and Smith Townships, south by Smith, Lone Pine and Mill Creek Townships, and west by Cleveland County. Formed from Drew County in 1871. 

WELLS BAYOU TOWNSHIP - is bounded, north by Choctaw Township, east by Desha County, south and west by Smith Township, and west by Choctaw Township. Formed from Desha County in 1871. 

SMITH TOWNSHIP - is bounded north by Cane Creek Township, east by Wells Bayou Township and Desha County, south by Drew County, and west by Cane Creek and Lone Pine Townships. Formed from Desha and Drew Counties in 1871. 

MILL CREEK TOWNSHIP - is bounded, north by Owen and Cane Creek Townships, east by Lone Pine Township, south by Drew County, and west by Cleveland County. Formed from Drew County in 1871. 

LONE PINE TOWNSHIP - is bounded, north by Cane Creek Township, east by Smith Township, south by Drew County, and west by Mill Creek Township. Formed from Drew County in 1871. 

Thank you to: Harry O. Alvis for providing the Lincoln References and Townships.