Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Lincoln and Hodgen's Mill
Hodgen held several important positions in Hardin County. He was one of the first justices of the Hardin County Court, served as sheriff of Hardin County, and as a member of the state Legislature. Robert Hodgen died almost one year to the day after Abraham Lincolnís birth. Eight years after Hodgenís death, his widow Sarah Larue Hodgen, and their two sons, Isaac and John, filed a petition with the Hardin County Court to establish a town “on the land of Robert Hodgen, deceased, agreeable to a plan submitted, to be called and known by the name of Hodgenville.” The settlement officially became Hodgenville on February 9, 1818. The Lincolns by this time were settled north of the Ohio River in southern Indiana.
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My dear Mr. Mather;
I want to renew the expression of my high appreciation of the services of the Lincoln Monument Commission, which had so large a
I beg you will convey my heartfelt thanks to each of your associates.
Very sincerely your,
Robert T. Lincoln
A June 2, 1909, letter from Robert T. Lincoln, son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, to commission chairman Chris M. Mather.
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1809 — Abraham Lincoln born at Sinking Spring Farm, in present-day Larue County, Kentucky.
1816 — Lincoln family moved from Kentucky.
1841 — Abraham Lincoln visited his friend Joshua speed at Farmington, the Speed family plantation, in Louisville, Kentucky.
1842 — Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd of Lexington, Kentucky.
1847 — The Lincoln family visited Lexington, Kentucky, en route to Abrahamís only term in Congress.
1860 — Abraham Lincoln elected President of the United
1865 — Abraham Lincoln assassinated at Fordís Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society.
Location. 37° 34.433′ N, 85° 44.425′ W. Marker is in Hodgenville, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker is on Lincoln Blvd (Kentucky Route 210) north of West Main Street (Kentucky Route 2426), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the North side of 'Lincoln Square' - downtown Hodgenville, Kentucky. 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. Two Miles South of this town Abraham Lincoln was born ... (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln - As - A - Boy Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 (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.
Also see . . . Adolph Weinman and Abraham Lincoln Sculpture in Hodgenville :: (Submitted on October 6, 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 6, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.