Near Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Abraham Lincoln's memory of Knob Creek Farm
My earliest recollection. . .is of the Knob Creek place
Abraham Lincoln, 1860
Abraham Lincolnís family moved here from his birthplace at Sinking Spring Farm in 1811, when the future president was just two years old. Lincolnís earliest memories were of life along Knob Creek, and his experiences in this valley shaped the man who would guide the nation through the bloodiest conflict on American soil — the Civil War.
Here you can explore the land that Lincoln trod as a boy, see the fields he once helped plant, and stroll by the creek that provided vital water for his family and their farm. See a period cabin, like the one the Lincolns lived in, and a garden of crops — corn, tobacco, and pumpkins — similar to those planted by Thomas and Nancy Lincoln and still grown by farmers in this region today.
You can also hike the Overlook Trail to sample the natural beauty and rich resources of the Kentucky Knobs region, which lured Native Americans, early pioneers, and frontier settlers like the Lincolns.
Erected by National Park Service Dept. of the Interior.
Location. 37° 36.675′ N, 85° 38.296′ W. Marker is near Hodgenville, Kentucky, Touch for map. Located to the left of the buildings at the 'Knob Creek Farm' of Lincoln family. Marker is in this post office area: Hodgenville KY 42748, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lincoln Tavern (here, next to this marker); Slavery in the Valley (here, next to this marker); Lincoln Knob Creek Farm (a few steps from this marker); The Lincolns at Knob Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lincoln Knob Creek Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Living Off the Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight at New Haven (approx. 4.1 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hodgenville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 5, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.