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Near Lincoln City in Spencer County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza

"There I grew up." - Abraham Lincoln in 1859

 
 
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, June 3, 2013
1. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza Marker
Inscription.  

Abraham Lincoln [1809-1865] was one of America's greatest presidents. The character and strengths he demonstrated throughout his presidency found their roots in what is now Spencer County in southern Indiana. From 1816 to 1830, from ages seven to twenty one, Lincoln roamed these woods, cut down trees, and worked the fields of the family farm near Little Pigeon Creek. Here grew his love of learning, his skillful use of language and storytelling, his sense of fairness, his opposition to slavery and his ability to lead. As a lawyer and politician and ultimately as president of the United States during the Civil War, these values, strengths and abilities served Lincoln well.

Conceptual design by Will Clark and George Morrison
Bronze sculpture by Will Clark
Plaza Design by George Morrison
Morison Kattman Menze, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 38° 6.57′ N, 86° 59.857′ W. Marker is near Lincoln City, Indiana, in Spencer County. Marker
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can be reached from County Road 300 E, on the left when traveling south. The marker is in Lincoln State Park, along the path leading from a parking lot to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15476 County Rd 300 E, Lincoln City IN 47552, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Allee (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Little Pigeon Cemetery / The Little Pigeon Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nancy Hanks Lincoln Grave (approx. 0.4 miles away); Now he belongs to the ages (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thomas Lincoln Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); Crop Fields (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cabin Site Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln City.
 
The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, June 3, 2013
2. The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2021, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2021, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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