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Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Sinking Spring

 
 
The Sinking Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2005
1. The Sinking Spring Marker
Inscription.  The Thomas Lincoln family obtained its water supply from this spring; the infant child, Abraham, had his earliest drinks of water from this source. When Thomas Lincoln moved here in 1808, the 300-acre farm already was variously known as "Sinking Spring," "Rock Spring," or "Cave Spring" Farm, taking its name from this spring of water.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 31.85′ N, 85° 44.241′ W. Marker is in Hodgenville, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Farm Road (Kentucky Route 31E). Marker is on the grounds of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hodgenville KY 42748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Memorial Building (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Sinking Spring (a few steps from this marker); The Boundary Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Nancy Lincoln Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
Sinking Spring image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2005
2. Sinking Spring
Spring is inside a cave with no lighting.
line); Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (about 500 feet away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hodgenville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,387 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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