Near Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Living Oﬀ the Land
—Lincoln Family at Knob Creek —
The crops you see here are similar to the ones they planted and are still grown by farmers in this valley today. Farming on the frontier was unpredictable. A hard rain could flood fields that took backbreaking work to plow. A drought could kill an entire harvest. Young Abraham Lincoln helped his parents with farm chores. The daily struggle for survival at Knob Creek shaped the character of the boy who grew up to be president.
Erected by National Park Service Dept. of the Interior.
Location. 37° 36.699′ N, 85° 38.319′ W. Marker is near Hodgenville, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker can be reached from Bardstown Road (U.S. 31E) north of White City Road (Kentucky Route 470), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located behind buildings at the 'Knob Creek Farm' which the Lincoln Family lived. Marker is in this post office area: Hodgenville KY 42748, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Lincoln Knob Creek Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln's memory of Knob Creek Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery in the Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincolns at Knob Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lincoln Knob Creek Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Courthouse Burned (approx. 6.1 miles away); Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hodgenville.
Also see . . . National Park Service - Knob Creek::. (Submitted on October 4, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 4, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. 2. submitted on February 7, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 4, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.