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Burkesville in Cumberland County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lincoln's Father Here

 
 
Lincoln's Father Here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
1. Lincoln's Father Here Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Lincoln made claim for land in Cumberland County in May, 1801. In Jan., 1802 and again in 1804 he was appointed constable. On Sept. 5, 1802, he was commissioned ensign in Cornstalk Militia of Cumberland County. Returned to Washington County. Married Nancy Hanks in 1806. To this union Pres. Lincoln was born. Thomas brought to Ky. from Va. as a child in 1782.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 885.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1801.
 
Location. 36° 47.404′ N, 85° 22.243′ W. Marker is in Burkesville, Kentucky, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Kentucky Route 61) and Hill Street, on the left when traveling south on North Main Street. Marker is located on Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burkesville KY 42717, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Raiders Entered Here (a few steps from this marker); Smith Pharmacy (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Cumberland County (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan On To Ohio (within shouting distance of this marker); Burkesville Ferry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skirmish at Norris Branch (approx. 2.7 miles away); Confederate Crossings at Neeley's Ferry (approx. 3 miles away); Civil War Camp at Marrowbone (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burkesville.
 
Lincoln's Father Here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 13, 2016
2. Lincoln's Father Here Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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