Harrogate in Claiborne County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Lincoln Cairn
This stone monument was built to commemorate the Lincoln Tercentenary, a celebration held in 1937 of the Lincoln family having been in this country 300 years. The first ancestor to arrive was Samuel Lincoln, who landed in Boston on June 20, 1637. The celebration also commemorated the passage of Abraham Lincoln's family through Cumberland Gap in 1780 to settle in Kentucky.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1637.
Location. 36° 34.868′ N, 83° 39.471′ W. Marker is in Harrogate, Tennessee, in Claiborne County. Marker is on Robertson Avenue north of Burchett Drive, on the right when traveling north. This marker and monument are located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrogate TN 37752, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln and Cumberland Gap (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Memorial University (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Democrat Hollow (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cumberland Gap Veterans MemorialBoone Trail Highway Marker (approx. 1.3 miles away); Harrow School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cumberland Gap (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lee County/Tennessee (approx. 1.3 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrogate.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.