Near Springfield in Washington County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Lincoln Homestead State Park
Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, the parents of future president Abraham Lincoln, were married near here on June 12, 1806. Shortly after their wedding, the couple moved to Elizabethtown, where their daughter, Sarah, was born. The family eventually lived near Hodgenville, where Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809.
Nancy died of milk sickness in 1818, when Abraham was 9 years old. His father, a farmer and carpenter, died in Ill. in 1851. Mordecai Lincoln, Abraham’s uncle, lived a half-mile south of here. Mordecai also moved to Ill., and, Lincoln wrote, “I often saw Uncle Mordecai.” Lincoln Homestead State Park was established 1936.
Presented by the Ky A Lincoln Bicent Commission
Erected 2008 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2297.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
Location. 37° 45.649′ N, 85° 12.869′ W. Marker is near Springfield, Kentucky, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Beechland Road (Kentucky Route 438) and Lincoln Park Road (Kentucky Route 528), on the left when traveling east on Beechland Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5079 Lincoln Park Road, Springfield KY 40069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Lincoln Homestead State Park (a few steps from this marker); The Nancy Hanks Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Berry Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincolns Move West (within shouting distance of this marker); Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); The Marriage of Nancy & Thomas Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lincoln Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail. (Submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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