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

Larue County / County Officials --- 1843

 

—Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln —

 
Side One - - Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
1. Side One - - Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 Marker
Inscription.

Side One

Larue County
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Was established March 1, 1843 from part of Hardin County after debate over selection of name. An act to create Helm County honoring John LaRue Helm, then Speaker of the House, was amended by Senate to give the honor instead to Gabriel Slaughter. Compromise resulted in naming it Larue for those of that family who were among the early explorers and settlers of area.

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County Officials — 1843
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Joseph Abell, Abraham Miller, Thomas Brown, Lewis Reed, Squire LaRue, John McDougal, Marshall Scott and Jesse Rodman, Justices; Stephen Stone, Clerk; Jonathan F. Cessna, Sheriff; Wm. Elliott, Isham R. Twyman, Jediah Ashcraft, John C. Nevitt and Wm. B. Read, Constables; James Redman, Jailer; William Cessna, Representative. Court first met March 25, 1843.

 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1115.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 34.412′ N, 85° 44.406′ 
Side Two - - Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
2. Side Two - - Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 Marker
W. Marker is in Hodgenville, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker is at the intersection of South Lincoln Blvd. (U.S. 31E) and East Main Street (Kentucky Route 84), on the right when traveling north on South Lincoln Blvd.. Touch for map. Located in the South/East section of Lincoln Square - downtown. Marker is in this post office area: Hodgenville KY 42748, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln - As - A - Boy Statue (a few steps from this marker); Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Miles South of this town Abraham Lincoln was born ... (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln and Hodgen's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sinking Spring (approx. 3 miles away); The Memorial Building (approx. 3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Sinking Spring (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hodgenville.
 
Categories. Government
 
Side One Wide View - - Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
3. Side One Wide View - - Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 Marker
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By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
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Side One Long View - - Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
5. Side One Long View - - Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 Marker
Side Two Long View - - Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
6. Side Two Long View - - Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 Marker
Hodgenville - - Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Ginger L. Drenning, September 5, 2012
7. Hodgenville - - Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 2, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
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