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West Point in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Thomas Lincoln's Flatboat Trip

 
 
Thomas Lincoln's Flatboat Trip Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
1. Thomas Lincoln's Flatboat Trip Marker
Inscription.  In early spring of 1806, Thomas Lincoln, who was to become the father of Abraham Lincoln, took a flatboat loaded with produce from the West Point boat landing to New Orleans. The trip, requiring about sixty days, was a profitable one and enabled Thomas to make final plans for his marriage to Nancy Hanks, June 12 of that year.
 
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1591.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 0.024′ N, 85° 56.804′ W. Marker is in West Point, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and North 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point KY 40177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sherman's Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); K&I Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ditto-Lansdale House / Civil War Hospital (within shouting distance of
Thomas Lincoln's Flatboat Trip Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2018
2. Thomas Lincoln's Flatboat Trip Marker
this marker); Embarcadero (within shouting distance of this marker); L&N Turnpike (within shouting distance of this marker); The Salt Warehouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pearman's Settlement (about 300 feet away); The 38th Parallel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  Flatboats. (Submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Thomas Lincoln image. Click for full size.
3. Thomas Lincoln
19th Century Flatboat image. Click for full size.
4. 19th Century Flatboat
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2. submitted on August 25, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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