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  Fayetteville/Lincoln County: Community Profile


Overview
Lincoln County’s geographic foundation sets squarely on the Alabama/Tennessee line, and is the only Tennessee county physically connected to Madison County/Huntsville, Alabama. Formed in 1809, Fayetteville and Lincoln County share a rich history and a central theme of “Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow”. Our community’s values are evident wherever you look, along with the warmth of true southern hospitality. Visitors often return, and many times make it home. Investment in education is a keystone to all other endeavors, such as economic development and quality growth.



Headlines
Lincoln County Fair Wins Champion Honors
Lincoln County’s annual fair claimed the champion title in the AA division of fairs during the 81st Annual Tennessee Association of Fairs (TAF) Convention held in Nashville.

Fayetteville Wins TML Excellence Award in Parks
Fayetteville’s preservation of its history while at the same time providing new recreational opportunities for its residents is being recognized by the Tennessee Municipal League for the city’s excellence in parks and recreation.

Airport Presented Awards of Excellence
Fayetteville Municipal Airport was presented the Front Door Award and the Silver Star Airport Award at the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division, 17th Annual Tennessee Airports Conference.

The conference was hosted by the Tennessee Association of Air Carrier Airports at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel in Franklin.

The Front Door Award recognizes Tennessee airports with facilities and services that reflect community pride and commitment to quality. The Silver Star Airport Award recognizes those communities who have achieved the distinction of receiving the Tennessee Front Door Award for 10 consecutive years.

Great American City Award Delivered to Fayetteville Officials
Organizers searched for downtown that looks like a Disneyland Street and one with a centralized area where competitors could meet.

Following the 21st annual Great Race vintage automotive event, Wayne Stanfield, chief operating officer of The Great Race 2003, returned to Fayetteville with a $1,500 check for the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Library and a “Great American City Award.”

-“The Great American City Award has been around for more than ten years,” said Stanfield. “The city award criteria are based on hospitality, size and enthusiasm of the crowd and localized theme as well as decorations.

New Hospital, Junior’s House Win National Awards
Lincoln County’s construction of a new medical facility, as well as the initiation of a child advocacy center here, has earned the community national recognition.

The National Association of Counties announced that Lincoln County’s 2005 Achievement Award winning program, construction of a new 50-bed replacement hospital, was designated “Best Rural Program”.

“I don’t think it gets any better than that,” said Jerry Mansfield, County Mayor, during the last Lincoln County Commission meeting of the award. “I know we went through a lot of turmoil and a lot of effort to be at this particular place in our county’s history, but to be recognized by the National Association of Counties is an achievement that says a lot for this board and past boards…I want to applaud you for that.”



Local Economy
Fayetteville-Lincoln County, Tennessee maintains a vibrant economy with some of the lowest unemployment rates in Tennessee and the South East. The local employment can be broken down into approximately 32% manufacturing, 22% Local Government, and 39% Service. The service area can be broken down further into 13% retail trade, 3% financial, 3% professional, and 5% Education & Health (Source: U.S. Department of Labor, 2004). The 2004 annual average wage for Fayetteville and Lincoln County is $25,750.

The major employers in Fayetteville and Lincoln County, Tennessee include:

  • Lincoln County Health Systems
  • Goodman Manufacturing
  • Frito-Lay, Inc.
  • Fayetteville and Lincoln County Education Departments
  • Copperweld Corporation
  • Franke Food Systems
  • Hydro Aluminum
  • C & S Plastics, LLC
  • First Class Printing

Economic Summary Links


Local Government
Lincoln County

Lincoln County uses the most widely used form of county government in Tennessee, which is one with a popularly elected County Mayor, who is the administrative head of the county, and a popularly elected Board of County Commissioners (county legislative body), which is the legislative branch of the county. Lincoln County has eight legislative districts and each district is represented by three County Commissioners. The county also has the popularly elected constitutional officers of Sheriff, County Clerk, Trustee, Register of Deeds, Assessor of Property, and Court Clerk. The county has a popularly elected Highway Superintendent and eight-member School Board.

See our web site: www.vallnet.com/lincolncounty

City of Fayetteville

The City of Fayetteville is governed by a Mayor and six aldermen. These individuals serve for a four- year term. The City Administrator, under the direction of the Mayor and Aldermen, directs the daily operations of the City.

The City’s web site, www.fayettevilletn.com tells about many aspects of City government, and is linked to the Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development, and City Schools.



Demographics/Statistics

City of Fayetteville
Lincoln County
Population
6,996
32,141
Median Age
43.1
38.9
Race
White
71.4%
90.3%
Black
26.2%
7.4%
Asian
0.3%
0.3%
Other
2.1%
2.0%
Education
% High school degree
65.1%
69.6%
% College degree
12.1%
11.9%
% Foreign Born
0.7%
0.9%
Median Family Income
$32,477
$41,211
Median Home Value
$64,000
$73,900
Mean Travel Time to Work
19.3 min.
27.9 min.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau (www.census.gov)


Available Jobs
Fayetteville-Lincoln County, Tennessee enjoys the benefits of one of the lowest unemployment rates in Tennessee. With such a low unemployment rate, business and industry are hiring on a continual basis. Information on available jobs may be found through the local Tennessee Department of Employment Security Career Center, local staffing agencies and local business and industry.

Links to Job Listings


Local Events

Community Involvement
Clubs and Organizations of Fayetteville/Lincoln County.

  • After 5 Christian Women’s Club
  • Agriculture Extension Service – FCE Family & Community Education Clubs
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Alpha Kappa Club
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Arthritis Foundation
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Legion Post #42
  • American Red Cross/United Way
  • Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge #68
  • Andrew Jackson Eastern Star #370
  • Association of Retarded Citizens
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Carriage House Players
  • Daughters of American Revolution
  • Denim Dusters Square Dancers
  • Elks Lodge #1792
  • Elk River Antique Tractor Association
  • Elk Valley Shooters Association
  • Elk Valley Car Club
  • Elk Valley Crafters Association
  • Falcon Club
  • Fayetteville Art League
  • Fayetteville Garden Club
  • Fayetteville…Host of Christmas Past
  • Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce
  • Fayetteville/Lincoln County Industrial Board
  • Fayetteville Main Street
  • Flint River Tractor Association
  • Friends of The Elk River
  • Good Samaritan
  • Gridiron Association
  • Highland Rim Civitan Club
  • Junior Round Dozen
  • Junior’s House Child Advocacy Center
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Leadership Lincoln
  • Lincoln County 4H Club
  • Lincoln County Adult Education
  • Lincoln County Archives
  • Lincoln County Area Crimestoppers
  • Lincoln County Arts Council
  • Lincoln County Bluegrass Festival Organization
  • Lincoln County Fair Association
  • Lincoln County Genealogical Society
  • Lincoln County Health Council
  • Lincoln County Health System Foundation
  • Lincoln County Historical Society
  • Lincoln County Horseman’s Association
  • Lincoln County Humane Society
  • Lincoln County Literacy Council
  • Lincoln County Livestock Association
  • Lincoln County Museum Association
  • Lincoln County Piecemakers Quilt Guild
  • Lincoln County Shrine Club
  • Lincoln County Young Farmers & Homemakers
  • Lincoln Regional Hospital Auxiliary
  • Lions Club
  • Lions Club (Petersburg)
  • Lioness Club
  • Ministerial Association
  • Mockingbird Quilters
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • National Association of Retired Federal Employees
  • Overeaters Anonymous
  • Pilot Club
  • Retired Teachers’ Association
  • Rotary Club
  • Senior Round Dozen Club
  • Salvation Army
  • Stonebridge Garden Club
  • United Way of Lincoln County
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2167
  • VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary #2167
  • University of TN Agriculture Extension Service
  • Weight Watchers



Religion

Assembly of God

  • First Assembly of God

Baptist

  • Blanche Missionary Baptist
  • Brogan Avenue Baptist
  • Brown Teal Road Baptist
  • Calvary
  • Cashpoint Baptist
  • Coldwater Baptist
  • Community Baptist Vanntown
  • Elora Baptist
  • Emmanuel Baptist
  • Fairview Community Baptist Church
  • Fayetteville Baptist
  • First Baptist
  • First Baptist – Mulberry
  • First Baptist – Petersburg
  • First Baptist – Taft
  • Flintville Baptist
  • Friendship Southern Baptist
  • Grace Free Will Baptist
  • Gum Springs Missionary Baptist
  • Harms Baptist
  • Heritage Baptist
  • Highland Baptist
  • Hilldale Baptist
  • Howell First Baptist
  • Howell Hill Baptist
  • Kelly’s Creek Baptist
  • Kirkland Baptist
  • Lewters Chapel Missionary Baptist
  • Lexie Cross Roads
  • Lincoln Baptist
  • Maranatha Baptist
  • McBurg First Baptist Church
  • Molino Baptist
  • Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist
  • Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist
  • New Grove Baptist
  • New Haysland Missionary Baptist
  • New Hope Primitive Baptist
  • Oak Grove Baptist
  • Oak Hill Baptist
  • Park City Baptist
  • Pleasant Grove Baptist
  • Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist
  • Pleasant Hill Baptist
  • Pleasant Ridge Baptist
  • Prospect Baptist
  • St. John Primitive Baptist
  • State Line Baptist
  • Stewart’s Chapel Baptist
  • West End Baptist
  • Independent Fellowship Baptist

Catholic

  • St. Anthony

Church of Christ

  • Booneville Church of Christ
  • Camargo Church of Christ
  • Chestnut Ridge Church of Christ
  • Church of Christ at Mayberry Street
  • Corders Cross Roads Church of Christ
  • Cyruston Church of Christ
  • Dellrose Church of Christ
  • Elk Valley Church of Christ
  • Elora Church of Christ
  • Flintville Church of Christ
  • Harms Church of Christ
  • Howell Church of Christ
  • Howell Hill Church of Christ
  • Liberty Church of Christ
  • McBurg Church of Christ
  • Mimosa Church of Christ
  • Molino Church of Christ
  • Northside Church of Christ
  • Park City Church of Christ
  • Petersburg Church of Christ
  • Riverside Church of Christ
  • South Fayetteville Church of Christ
  • State Line Church of Christ
  • Stony Point Church of Christ
  • Taft Church of Christ
  • Washington St. Church of Christ
  • Wells Hill Church of Christ
  • West Fayetteville Church of Christ

Church of God

  • Bellview Church of God
  • Blanche Church of God
  • Buckeye Church of God
  • Caldwell Chapel Church of God
  • Church of God of Prophecy
  • Crystal Springs Church of God
  • Harmony Hill Church of God
  • Highland Rim Church of God
  • Market St. Church of God
  • Molino Church of God
  • Park City Church of God
  • Trinity Church of God

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Episcopal

  • St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal

Methodist

  • Beech Grove United Methodist
  • Blanche United Methodist
  • Booneville United Methodist
  • Brown’s Temple A.M.E. Church
  • Coldwater United Methodist
  • Dellrose United Methodist
  • First United Methodist
  • Harms Methodist
  • Highland Methodist
  • Lincoln Methodist
  • Lucy Memorial A.M.E. (Kelso)
  • Mary’s Chapel A.M.E. Church
  • McBurg Methodist
  • Medium Methodist Church
  • Mulberry United Methodist Church
  • Mt. Zion United Methodist
  • Petersburg United Methodist
  • Shiloh United Methodist
  • Solomon Chapel A.M.E. Church
  • St. John A.M.E. (Mulberry)
  • St. Paul A.M.E.
  • State Line Methodist
  • Taft United Methodist

Nazarene

  • First Church of the Nazarene

Pentecostal

  • Apostolic Life Temple United Pentecostal Church
  • Cotton Mill Village Holiness Church of God
  • Elora Pentecostal
  • Emmanuel Church of Christ
  • Fayetteville Church of Jesus
  • Holiness Church of God
  • United Full Gospel
  • Vanntown Church of Jesus
  • Victory Chapel Family Worship Center

Presbyterian

  • Boonshill Cumberland Presbyterian
  • Champ Cumberland Presbyterian
  • Elora Cumberland Presbyterian
  • Fayetteville Associate Reformed Presbyterian
  • Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian
  • First Presbyterian
  • Flintville Cumberland Presbyterian
  • Howell Presbyterian
  • Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian
  • Lincoln Associate Reformed Presbyterian
  • Mt. Hebron C.P. Church
  • Neal’s Temple Cumberland Presbyterian
  • Petersburg Cumberland Presbyterian
  • Prosperity Associate Reformed Presbyterian
  • St. John’s Presbyterian
  • West End Cumberland Presbyterian

Seventh Day Adventist

  • Fayetteville Seventh Day Adventist
  • Taft Mission of Seventh Day Adventist

Other

  • Calvary Christian Center
  • Calvary Christian Fellowship
  • Christian Fellowship
  • Crystal Ridge Community Church
  • Higher Ground Country Church
  • House of Truth
  • King James Independent Baptist Church
  • Lighthouse Christian Church
  • Oldtime Christian Outreach Ministry
  • Pleasant Grove Full Gospel
  • Rock Church of Jesus
  • Smithland Community
  • The Bible Believing Church
  • The Sabbath Fellowship of God
  • The Way Fayetteville Revival Center
  • Wings of Love Ministries


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