County seat. Date originally chartered unknown, but thought to be about 1867, the only available record having been destroyed by fire when the courthouse burned in 1909. Named for Leonides lent Hamline, prominent Methodist bishop.
Hometown of Brig. Gen. Charles E. (Chuck) Yeager, famous test pilot whose statue is located on the lawn of Hamlin Pk-8 School.
Memorial honoring World War I, World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans located on lawn of Lincoln County Courthouse.
Community Center houses all municipal offices.
Population, 1,119; elevation, 643 feet; volunteer fire department; elections held every four years on the second Tuesday in June; officials take office July first.
Active banks: City National Bank (Hamlin Branch), Community Trust Bank (Hamlin Branch), First Sentry Bank
Hamlin Public Library serves 10,000 area residents.