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Near Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

 
 
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
1. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a log cabin near Sinking Spring. Growing up in rural Kentucky, his character was shaped by the hard work and tragedy of frontier life. As the 16th president, his policies and politics saved the Union and ended slavery in the United States.

The park has two locations; the Birthplace where the Lincoln family lived from 1808 to 1811, and the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek where the Lincolns lived from 1811 to 1816.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 12, 1809.
 
Location. 37° 31.848′ N, 85° 44.144′ W. Marker is near Hodgenville, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker is on Park Main Entrance near Lincoln Farm Road (U.S. 31E), on the right when traveling west. Located in the "Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park" - use the main entrance.
Text - - Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
2. Text - - Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Marker
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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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nancy Lincoln Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sinking Spring (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Sinking Spring (about 500 feet away); The Boundary Oak (about 500 feet away); An Enduring Symbol (about 500 feet away); An Idyllic Frontier Scene (about 500 feet away); Grave of Frontiersman / South Fork Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hodgenville.
 
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Photographed By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
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Photographed By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
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Statues image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
5. Statues
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park - Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
6. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park - Entrance
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, January 21, 2021
7. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Building
The Memorial Building was dedicated on November 9, 1911, by President William Howard Taft. A replica log cabin of Lincoln's childhood home is inside the memorial. The Memorial Building features 16 windows, 16 rosettes on the ceiling, and 16 fence poles, representing Lincoln being the 16th president. The 56 steps leading up to the building entrance represent his age at his death
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, January 21, 2021
8. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Building
Shown is the detail from the face of the Memorial building. It is a quote from Lincoln's second inaugural address - "With malice toward none, with charity for all..."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   7, 8. submitted on March 24, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.

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Oct. 7, 2022