Lincolnton is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,595 at the 2000 census. It is the location for the historical site, Elijah Clark State Park, and contains numerous houses and historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Both the city and the county were named for General Benjamin Lincoln, who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Lincolnton is located at 33°47′40″N 82°28′35″W / 33.79444°N 82.47639°W / 33.79444; -82.47639 (33.794414, -82.476450).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²), all of it land.