The Town of Lincoln Massachusetts


Lincoln is a town in the historic area of Middlesex County, Massachusetts. First settled by Europeans in 1654, as a part of Concord, Lincoln was split from Concord, and incorporated as a separate town in 1754. Chambers Russell, a representative of the Court of the King, in Boston, was influential in the town’s creation. In gratitude, Russell was asked to name the new town. He chose Lincoln, after his family home in Lincolnshire, England.

Paul Revere was captured by British soldiers in Lincoln on the night of April 18, 1775. Minutemen from Lincoln were the first to arrive to reinforce the colonists protecting American stores of ammunition and arms in Concord. Colonel Abijah Pierce of Lincoln led his troops, armed first with only a cane. He upgraded his weapon to a British musket after the battle. Several British soldiers who fell in Lincoln are buried in the town cemetery.

Lincoln is known as a community with a wonderful heritage in terms of agriculture, land preservation, culture and historical significance. The list of numerous sites to see in historic Lincoln include the following: Codman House, DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Gropius House, Lincoln Land Conservation Trust (LLCT) , Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Minuteman National Historic Park, The Pierce House, Thoreau Institute and Walden Pond. Few towns offer so much to see of historical significance and such natural beauty.


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Property managers have a duty to address illegal activity, not just after it happens but before it happens and the damage is done. They do so in part by becoming adept at identifying the warning signs of criminal activity. Elsewhere on this website, we talked about a program developed by the Independent Fundamental Churches of America (IFCA) designed to do just this. The second phase of this three-phase program is to conduct a thorough inspection of the property. The CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) survey incorporates an inspection to ensure that doors, windows and locks are in compliance with minimum standards, an evaluation of exterior lighting and landscape maintenance standards and a review of key control procedures. The inspection looks at peepholes, auxiliary locks for windows, deadbolts, three-inch screws in strike plates, landscaping and lighting. Something so simple as how you trim your bushes and trees can be a huge factor in discouraging (or inviting) criminal activity. The survey incorporates both a day inspection and a night inspection. At nighttime, the focus is on lighting. The CPTED survey also contains a maintenance review. A poorly maintained, deteriorating property indicates lack of concern by the tenants and owner, making it appear like a welcome mat to unwanted prospective tenants. A property that appears to be well maintained, on the other hand, projects an image of a community that is safe, quiet and clean, thus attracting quality tenants.