Near Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Nancy Lincoln Inn
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site
Howell, a descendant of Kentucky pioneers, constructed the inn and four cabins with large chestnut logs and red pine flooring. The 16-by-18 foot, one-room cabins were built to be similar to what we imagine the Lincoln cabin might have been. These buildings were placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 10, 1991.
James Richard Howell operated a roller mill and served at various times as a city councilman, school board members, mayor, sheriff, state legislator, and U.S. Marshal.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 37° 31.823′ N, 85° 44.189′ W. Marker is near Hodgenville, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Farm Road (U.S. 31E) 1.5 miles south of Lincoln Parkway. Click for map. Marker is located in the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park; directions are to the park entrance.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sinking Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boundary Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Sinking Spring (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 (approx. 3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - As - A - Boy Statue (approx. 3 miles away); Two Miles South of this town Abraham Lincoln was born ... (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hodgenville.
Also see . . .
1. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on February 8, 2014.)
2. The Nancy Lincoln Inn.
The Nancy Lincoln Inn and its cabins were built to serve the many visitors who wished to visit the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. The increase in tourism during the 1920s was due to the ease of transportation that all the new paved roads in LaRue County provided. Jim Howell was the original operator of the inn, from 1928 to 1946; his descendants have operated it ever since (Submitted on December 1, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Additional keywords. Tourism
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 4. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.