Lincoln is located in the state of California and a city in Placer County, a part of the Sacramento metropolitan area. Lincoln is situated in an area that has a rapid suburban development. The area was the originally proposed line for the establishment of the California Central Railroad which was surveyed and laid out in 1859. The area’s name was taken in honor of the organizer and the director of the California Central Railroad - Charles Lincoln Wilson. The railroad was planned as a rail link that will connect the cities of Marysville and Sacramento with the connection to Folson via the Sacramento Valley Railroad. In the early part of 1861, the track laying began and the rails then reached Lincoln. Because of the area’s lack of funds, the construction on the California Central was halted temporarily and Lincoln then experienced a small-scale boom with the terminus of the northern part of the new road. It remained as a sleepy town up until the suburbs of Sacramento were expanding past Roseville.
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