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Elizabethtown in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln

The parents of Abraham Lincoln

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
1. Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  Lived in Elizabethtown from the time of their marriage, June 12, 1806, until their removal, in the fall of 1808, to the farm near Hodgenville, where Abraham Lincoln was born. Sarah, their first child, was born here. A year after the death of Nancy Hanks Lincoln in Indiana, Thomas Lincoln returned and on December 2, 1819, married here Mrs. Sally Bush Johnston, a resident of Elizabethtown, who became the beloved foster mother of Abraham Lincoln.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 12, 1806.
 
Location. 37° 41.592′ N, 85° 51.492′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square (U.S. 31W) and West Dixie Avenue (U.S. 31W), on the left on Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Public Square, Elizabethtown KY 42701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hardin County (here, next to this marker); General Custer Here (a few steps from this marker); The Cannonball
Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, April 10, 2021
2. Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Elizabethtown (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell from the Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Gallantry in Action (within shouting distance of this marker); ‘The Great Diamond Hoax’ (within shouting distance of this marker); The Guilded Age Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Last updated on April 15, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 14, 2021