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

Lincoln Knob Creek Farm

 
 
Lincoln Knob Creek Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 1991
1. Lincoln Knob Creek Farm Marker
Inscription.  Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) lived on this 228 acre farm, 1811-1816. He wrote in 1860 "My earliest recollection is of the Knob Creek place." A younger brother was born here.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 120.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 37° 36.676′ N, 85° 38.26′ W. Marker is in Hodgenville, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker is on Bardstown Road (U.S. 31E). Marker is about six miles NE of Hodgenville. 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. The Lincolns at Knob Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery in the Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln's memory of Knob Creek Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Tavern
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lincoln Knob Creek Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Living Off the Land (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Lincoln's First School (approx. 2 miles away); Lincoln's Playmate (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hodgenville.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service entry. (Submitted on March 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
2012 Up-Date - - Looking North <br> Lincoln Knob Creek Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, September 5, 2012
2. 2012 Up-Date - - Looking North
Lincoln Knob Creek Farm Marker
2012 Up-date - - Looking South <br> Lincoln Knob Creek Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, September 5, 2012
3. 2012 Up-date - - Looking South
Lincoln Knob Creek Farm Marker
2012 Up-Date - - Looking West <br> Lincoln Knob Creek Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, September 5, 2012
4. 2012 Up-Date - - Looking West
Lincoln Knob Creek Farm Marker
Lincoln Knob Creek Farm Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 1991
5. Lincoln Knob Creek Farm Cabin
Abraham Lincoln,sixteenth president of the United States, lived five years,1811 to 1816, on this Knob Creek farm. 'Reference to his Kentucky years, Abraham stated " My earliest recollection however, is of the Knob Creek place..." He and his sister Sarah, attended their first school and their younger brother, Thomas Jr., was born and died here.'
Lincoln Knob Creek Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, November 26, 2011
6. Lincoln Knob Creek Farm Marker
View to north along Bardstown Road (US 31E)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,904 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   5. submitted on March 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on February 7, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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