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

David Turnham (1803-1884)

 
 
David Turnham (1803-1884) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2016
1. David Turnham (1803-1884) Marker
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In 1819, Turnham family settled less than one mile northeast of Thomas Lincoln's farm. Turnham was a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Turnham loaned Lincoln Revised Laws of Indiana (1824) in 1827. After Lincoln's assassination, he provided information to historians about Lincoln's youth.
 
Erected 1995 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Spencer County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
Location. 38° 7.094′ N, 86° 59.152′ W. Marker is in Lincoln City, Indiana, in Spencer County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 162 and East County Rd 1600 N, on the right when traveling west on State Road 162. Marker is near the entrance to the Heritage Hills High School grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3644 East County Rd 1600 N, Lincoln City IN 47552, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as

David Turnham (1803-1884) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2016
2. David Turnham (1803-1884) Marker
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the crow flies. Lincoln Boyhood Trails (approx. half a mile away); Thomas Lincoln Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nancy Hanks Lincoln Grave (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cabin Site Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Allee (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Huntingburg Town Hall and Fire Engine House (approx. 12.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Employed (approx. 12.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln City.
 
Also see . . .
1. "The Lincoln Inquiry," in Indiana Magazine of History by Ehrmann (1925). (Submitted on July 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lincoln Letter to Turnham (1860). (Submitted on July 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Sculptured Panels on the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. (Submitted on July 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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