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Near Lewisport in Hancock County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lincoln Acquitted

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
1. Lincoln Acquitted Marker
Inscription.  Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of United States, won his first law case here, 1827. Charged by the Commonwealth of Kentucky with operating ferry without license; Lincoln pleaded his own case in trial at the home of presiding Justice of the Peace, Samuel Pate. Pate encouraged Lincoln to study law and loaned him books. Lincoln often visited here on “law days.”
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 667.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 37° 57.996′ N, 86° 51.065′ W. Marker is near Lewisport, Kentucky, in Hancock County. Marker is on River Road (State Road 334) half a mile south of Adair Road (State Road 1605), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10215 KY-334, Lewisport KY 42351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of
Lincoln Acquitted Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 14, 2020
2. Lincoln Acquitted Marker
this marker, measured as the crow flies. A New Home in Indiana (approx. 3 miles away in Indiana); Abraham Lincoln Employed (approx. 3 miles away in Indiana); Abraham S. Fulton (approx. 3.2 miles away in Indiana); Site of Front Street / Union Steamboat Captured (approx. 3˝ miles away); Founding of Lewisport (approx. 3˝ miles away); Home of Robert C. Beauchamp / Early Plantation in County (approx. 3.7 miles away); Perry County Indiana Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away in Indiana); Army and Air National Guard Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisport.
 
Also see . . .  Lincoln Acquitted. More details on the case — which Lincoln won on a technicality — and its impact on him, by the Kentucky Historical Society as part of its Explore KY History project. (Submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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