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Near Troy in Spencer County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

A New Home in Indiana

 

—Abraham Lincoln and Family Moved to Indiana —

 
A New Home in Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
1. A New Home in Indiana Marker
Inscription. Do you want to experience the world of young Abe Lincoln? You’ve come to the right place. At Lincoln Ferry Park, just west of Troy, the Lincoln family arrived by ferry from Kentucky in 1816. Young Abe Lincoln walked these woods with his long, lanky legs. It was here he borrowed his first books and acquired his love of learning.

The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and Living Historical Farm, located about 15 miles away, celebrates the young Abe Lincoln with exhibits and a walking tour. The Memorial preserves the site of the farm where Lincoln spent fourteen formative years of his life, from the ages of seven to twenty-one.

(Caption to Attached “Jones Home” Photo)
As a young man, Lincoln worked odd jobs for local merchant Col. Jones, including the transport of produce on a flat boat to New Orleans. In 1844, Lincoln slept at the Jones home the night he gave a campaign speech for Henry Clay. Located north of Rockport in Gentryville, the home is an imposing Federal-style residence. It is believed Lincoln’s father Thomas built a corner cupboard there. The home is open for tours.

By the Way:
18 year old Lincoln was arrested by Kentucky authorities for infringing on their exclusive Ohio River ferry rights. Lincoln proved to a Kentucky Justice of the Peace that he
Marker Photo - - "Jones Home" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
2. Marker Photo - - "Jones Home"
had only ferried supplies and people to boats in the middle of the river, and his case was dismissed.

 
Location. 37° 59.961′ N, 86° 48.845′ W. Marker is near Troy, Indiana, in Spencer County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Parking Lot of "Lincoln Ferry Park" (State Road 66) and County Road 1290E. Touch for map. Located approximately one mile West of Troy, Indiana in the "Lincoln Ferry (road-side) Park". Drive into the park, keep to the left - marker is at the far end of a large parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Troy IN 47588, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln Employed (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham S. Fulton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Army and Air National Guard Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Perry County Indiana Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); A Bit of Swiss (approx. 4.1 miles away); Tell City Hall (approx. 4.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Huffman Mill Bridge 1864-65/Pioneer George Huffman (approx. 7.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study
Long View - - A New Home in Indiana Marker -and- the Ohio River image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
3. Long View - - A New Home in Indiana Marker -and- the Ohio River
each marker in the order shown.
 
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Looking West - - Sign - "Lincoln Ferry Park" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
4. Looking West - - Sign - "Lincoln Ferry Park"
Looking East - - Sign - "Lincoln Ferry Park" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
5. Looking East - - Sign - "Lincoln Ferry Park"
"Lincoln Ferry (Road-side) Park" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
6. "Lincoln Ferry (Road-side) Park"
Wide View - - A New Home in Indiana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 18, 2011
7. Wide View - - A New Home in Indiana Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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