Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The Boundary Oak
Mentioned for the first time in 1832 as a corner to the property where Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809, the tree became known as the Boundary Oak. Having become associated with Abraham Lincoln as a historic landmark, the tree was carefully protected.
Despite preservation efforts, this stately old tree succumbed to the ravages of time as the nation celebrated its Bicentennial.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Historic Trees series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1976.
Location. 37° 31.825′ N, 85° 44.242′ 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 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sinking Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Sinking Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Nancy Lincoln Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); An Enduring Symbol (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); An Idyllic Frontier Scene (about 300 feet away); Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (about 500 feet away); Grave of Frontiersman / South Fork Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 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 1,743 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.