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Hardinsburg in Breckinridge County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Shelter for Lincolns

 
 
Shelter for Lincolns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
1. Shelter for Lincolns Marker
Inscription.  In the autumn of 1816 the family of Abraham Lincoln, then 7 years old, migrating to Indiana, rested and recuperated about three weeks in a cabin that stood near here. Local residents gave them food. Lincoln route in Kentucky started near Hodgenville and went through Elizabethtown, Vine Grove, Harned, here to Cloverport, river ferry. Lincolns traveled by ox-cart.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1003.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 37° 46.387′ N, 86° 27.536′ W. Marker is in Hardinsburg, Kentucky, in Breckinridge County. Marker is on South Main Street (State Road 261) 0.1 miles south of FFA Camp Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 812 South Main Street, Hardinsburg KY 40143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the
Shelter for Lincolns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 29, 2020
2. Shelter for Lincolns Marker
crow flies. In Memory of (approx. half a mile away); Breckinridge County War War I Honor Roll (approx. 0.6 miles away); County Named, 1799 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Romuald Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Joseph Holt (approx. 7.8 miles away); First Coal Oil (approx. 10.6 miles away); Lincoln Family Trail (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hardinsburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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