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Lincoln City in Spencer County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln Boyhood Trails

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

 
 
Lincoln Boyhood Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 13, 2014
1. Lincoln Boyhood Trails Marker
Inscription. There are three main trails in the park. Time and interest can help you decide which to explore.

The Trail of Twelve Stones retraces the stages of Abraham Lincolnís life. Along the trail ate stones from various places that were part of his life. Each stone has a plaque that describes its origin and association with Lincoln. The trail is part of a loop that includes the Lincoln Boyhood Trail.

The Boyhood Nature Trail reflects the days when Indiana was a wilderness and home to the seven-year-old Abraham in 1816. The loop trail branches off from the Trail of Twelve Stones and is one mile long.

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Lincoln as a young man

Abraham Lincoln as 16th President of the United States
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 7.226′ N, 86° 59.715′ W. Marker is in Lincoln City, Indiana, in Spencer County. Marker can be reached from East South Street east of County Route 300 E when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3027 East South Street, Lincoln City IN 47552, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cabin Site Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Lincoln Farm
Jones Store image. Click for full size.
March 13, 2014
2. Jones Store
This rock was part of the Jones Store at Jonesboro, 3 miles west of here, associated with Lincoln's early manhood.
(about 600 feet away); Nancy Hanks Lincoln Grave (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Allee (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (approx. half a mile away); David Turnham (1803-1884) (approx. half a mile away); Abraham Lincoln Employed (approx. 12.9 miles away); A New Home in Indiana (approx. 12.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lincoln City.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
"Western Sun and General Advertiser" image. Click for full size.
March 13, 2014
3. "Western Sun and General Advertiser"
This stone from the foundation of the "Western Sun and General Advertiser", Vincennes, Indiana, where Abraham Lincoln, en route to Illinois from Indiana in March of 1830, first saw a printing press.
Berry-Lincoln Store image. Click for full size.
March 13, 2014
4. Berry-Lincoln Store
This stone was part of the foundation of the Berry-Lincoln Store at New Salem, Ill.
Mary Todd image. Click for full size.
March 13, 2014
5. Mary Todd
These bricks from the Lexington, Kentucky home of Mary Todd who was married to Lincoln November 4, 1842.
White House image. Click for full size.
March 13, 2014
6. White House
This stone was part of the White House at Washington D.C., where President and Mrs. Lincoln lived from March 4, 1861 until his death April 15, 1865.
Anderson Cottage image. Click for full size.
March 13, 2014
7. Anderson Cottage
This stone from the Anderson Cottage, National Soldiers' Home, Washington, D.C., where President Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation September 22, 1862.
Gettysburg Address image. Click for full size.
March 13, 2014
8. Gettysburg Address
This rock from where President Lincoln stood when he delivered the Gettysburg Address November 19, 1863.
Old Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
March 13, 2014
9. Old Capitol Building
This stone from the Old Capitol Building where Lincoln delivered his Second Inaugural Address March 4, 1865.
516 Tenth St. image. Click for full size.
March 13, 2014
10. 516 Tenth St.
This pillar from the original front porch of the house at 516 Tenth St., Washington, D.C., where President Licoln died April 15, 1965.
Nancy Hanks Lincoln image. Click for full size.
March 13, 2014
11. Nancy Hanks Lincoln
In Memoriam
This stone from Lincolnís Tomb in Springfield, Illinois was presented by a grateful people in tribute to his mother.
Spencer County Memorial to Abraham Lincoln image. Click for full size.
March 13, 2014
12. Spencer County Memorial to Abraham Lincoln
From 1917 to 1934, this stone marked the site of the cabin a few hundred feet west of here where Lincoln lived the impressionable years of his life between the ages of seven and twenty-one.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 210 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   7. submitted on .   8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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