June 25th, 2009 by The Lexington Herald-Leader

As Raymond Lewis tells it, this was all virgin timber and wilderness when Morgan Smith claimed 1,400 acres and began logging through here. He got himself a sawmill and some animal help in there to speed the work. When the time came to name the Lincoln County town, the name of the animal seemed to fit the mood nicely.
The animal was an elephant. His name was Jumbo.