Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
An Enduring Symbol
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
The association's dream came true in 1916 when the site was designated the Abraham Lincoln National Park. About 40 years later, further research revealed that the cabin was not the original Lincoln cabin. However, it remains an icon of Lincoln's humble beginnings.
• Cornerstone for the Memorial Building was laid in 1909.
• President Theodore Roosevelt arriving to dedicate the construction of the Memorial Building on Abraham Lincoln’s 100th birthday, February 12, 1909.
• Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, at Sinking Spring Farm in a log cabin located where the enshrined log cabin now stands.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #27 William Howard Taft series lists.
Location. 37° 31.87′ 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 side of the Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical 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. An Idyllic Frontier Scene (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 InnAbraham Lincoln Birthplace (about 500 feet away); Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hodgenville.
Also see . . . The First Lincoln Memorial. For over a century people from around the world have come to rural Central Kentucky to honor the humble beginnings of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. His early life on Kentucky's frontier shaped his character and prepared him to lead the nation through Civil War. The country's first memorial to Lincoln, built with donations from young and old, enshrines the symbolic birthplace cabin. (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 53 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 6. submitted on August 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 7. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.