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Gentryville in Spencer County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

James Gentry, Sr

 
 
James Gentry, Sr Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, July 10, 2021
1. James Gentry, Sr Marker
Inscription.  Gentry (1778-1840) settled northwest of here in 1818. A farmer and merchant, Gentry employed Abraham Lincoln to help transport merchandise by flatboat to New Orleans in December, 1828. Lincoln family spent its last night at Gentry's home before leaving for Illinois in 1830.
 
Erected 1992 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 74.1992.1.)
 
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, and the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series lists.
 
Location. 38° 6.803′ N, 87° 1.241′ W. Marker is in Gentryville, Indiana, in Spencer County. Marker is on Indiana Route 162, 0.2 miles west of County Road N200E, on the right when traveling west. The marker stands at a small pull-off along IN-162 at Lincoln State Park. A short trail at this pull-off leads to the site of the James Gentry Home. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gentryville IN 47537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. The James Gentry Home and Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Gentry Home Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Colonel Jones Home / Colonel William Jones (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Little Pigeon Cemetery / The Little Pigeon Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Lamar Barn (approx. 1.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lincoln Spring (approx. 1.3 miles away); Nancy Hanks Lincoln Grave (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gentryville.
 
Also see . . .  James Gentry Sr. (Submitted on July 17, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
James Gentry, Sr Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, July 10, 2021
2. James Gentry, Sr Marker
To the left of this photo is an Indiana State Parks marker detailing the James Gentry Home Site. A short trail starts behind this marker, leading to the home site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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