Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Larue County / County Officials --- 1843
— Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln —
Was established March 1, 1843 from part of Hardin County after debate over selection of name. An act to create Helm County honoring John LaRue Helm, then Speaker of the House, was amended by Senate to give the honor instead to Gabriel Slaughter. Compromise resulted in naming it Larue for those of that family who were among the early explorers and settlers of area.
County Officials — 1843
Joseph Abell, Abraham Miller, Thomas Brown, Lewis Reed, Squire LaRue, John McDougal, Marshall Scott and Jesse Rodman, Justices; Stephen Stone, Clerk; Jonathan F. Cessna, Sheriff; Wm. Elliott, Isham R. Twyman, Jediah Ashcraft, John C. Nevitt and Wm. B. Read, Constables; James Redman, Jailer; William Cessna, Representative. Court first met March 25, 1843.
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1115.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1843.
Location. 37° 34.412′ N, 85° 44.406′ W. Marker is in Hodgenville, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker is at the intersection of South Lincoln Blvd. (U.S. 31E) and East Main Street (Kentucky Route 84), on the right when traveling north on South Lincoln Blvd.. Located in the South/East section of Lincoln Square - downtown. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hodgenville KY 42748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln - As - A - Boy Statue (a few steps from this marker); Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Miles South of this town Abraham Lincoln was born ... (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln and Hodgen's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Hodgenville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phillips Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); An Idyllic Frontier Scene (approx. 2.9 miles away); An Enduring Symbol (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hodgenville.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 2, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.