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

Lincoln Knob Creek Farm

 
 
Lincoln Knob Creek Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1991
1. Lincoln Knob Creek Farm Marker
Inscription. Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, lived five years,1811 to 1816, on this Knob Creek farm. Reference to his Kentucky years, Abraham stated “My earliest recollection however, is of the Knob Creek place...” He and his sister Sarah, attended their first school and their younger brother, Thomas Jr., was born and died here.
 
Location. 37° 36.683′ N, 85° 38.3′ W. Marker is near Hodgenville, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker is on U.S. 31E. Touch for map. 6 mi. NE of Hodgenville. 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 (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln's memory of Knob Creek Farm (a few steps from this marker); Slavery in the Valley (a few steps from this marker); The Lincolns at Knob Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Living Off the Land (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lincoln Knob Creek Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Burned (approx. 6.2 miles away); Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hodgenville.
 
Regarding Lincoln Knob Creek Farm.
The replica cabin image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1991
2. The replica cabin
The log cabin is not original to the site, but may have belonged to neighbors of the Lincolns, and was moved to the approximate location of the Lincolns' home. Abraham Lincoln’s earliest memory was his near drowning in Knob Creek, and being saved by the neighbor’s son. —Wikipedia
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service. “Lincoln could also remember the baby brother who was born and died on the Knob Creek Farm.” (Submitted on March 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,633 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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