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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Abraham Lincoln

 
 
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  Two miles northeast of here Abraham Lincoln, grandfather of the president, was massacred by Indians in May 1786. Long Run Baptist Church, standing on the Lincoln land grant, marks the traditional site of the pioneer's grave.
The original marker was erected by The Filson Club 1937.

 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 101.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisasters.
 
Location. 38° 14.19′ N, 85° 25.884′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Shelbyville Road (U.S. 60) west of Arlington Meadows Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fisherville KY 40023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Long Run Massacre (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln Institute Campus (approx. 3.2 miles away); Whitney M. Young, Jr. (1921-1971) (approx. 3.2 miles away); "Horrible Massacre" / African American Cemetery
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Abraham Lincoln Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Old Stone Inn (approx. 4.7 miles away); Capt. John Simpson (approx. 4.7 miles away); Berrytown Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Forest Public School (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is difficult to spot as it faces the side of a high-speed highway. There is a narrow pulloff by the marker and another one, but would not recommend using it unless you're certain of its location and can pull over safely.
 
Also see . . .  Abraham Lincoln’s Grandfather. From Kentucky Historical Society's Explore KY History program. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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