Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
An Idyllic Frontier Scene
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
Artist Lloyd Ostendorf was commissioned to create this artwork of the Lincoln family by the owner of the Nancy Lincoln Inn, Carl Howell
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
Location. 37° 31.871′ N, 85° 44.245′ W. Marker is in Hodgenville, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker can be reached from Park Main Entrance west of Lincoln Farm Road (U.S. 31E). Marker is located along the walkway on the east Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2995 Lincoln Farm Road, 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. An Enduring Symbol (here, next to this marker); The Sinking Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Sinking Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boundary Oak (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nancy Lincoln Inn (about 400 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.
Also see . . . Sinking Spring. The Sinking Spring, located just below the hill on which Abraham Lincoln was born, was clearly identified in early land records. As a perennial source of water, the spring was probably a deciding factor in Thomas Lincoln's selection for the location of the Lincoln cabin site. The Lincolns depended on this spring for their daily water supply and travelers often paused during their journey to partake of the refreshingly cool water. Abraham Lincoln probably tasted his first drink of water from this spring. (Submitted on August 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.