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

Nancy Lincoln Inn

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site

 
 
Nancy Lincoln Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 26, 2011
1. Nancy Lincoln Inn Marker
Inscription. The Nancy Lincoln Inn is a symbol of devotion to Abraham Lincolnís family from the early days of auto tourism. In 1928, James R. Howell built the inn, named in honor of Lincolnís mother, to accommodate increasing numbers of motorists who were coming to rural Kentucky to visit Lincolnís birthplace and the Memorial Building.

Howell, a descendant of Kentucky pioneers, constructed the inn and four cabins with large chestnut logs and red pine flooring. The 16-by-18 foot, one-room cabins were built to be similar to what we imagine the Lincoln cabin might have been. These buildings were placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 10, 1991.

(Photo Caption)
James Richard Howell operated a roller mill and served at various times as a city councilman, school board members, mayor, sheriff, state legislator, and U.S. Marshal.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 31.823′ N, 85° 44.189′ W. Marker is near Hodgenville, Kentucky, in Larue County. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Farm Road (U.S. 31E) 1.5 miles south of Lincoln Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park; directions are to the park entrance.
Nancy Lincoln Inn image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 26, 2011
2. Nancy Lincoln Inn
Built in 1928
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. Sinking Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boundary Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Sinking Spring (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 (approx. 3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - As - A - Boy Statue (approx. 3 miles away); Two Miles South of this town Abraham Lincoln was born ... (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hodgenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on February 8, 2014.) 

2. The Nancy Lincoln Inn.
The Nancy Lincoln Inn and its cabins were built to serve the many visitors who wished to visit the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. The increase in tourism during the 1920s was due to the ease of transportation that all the new paved roads in LaRue County provided. Jim Howell was the original operator of the inn, from 1928 to 1946; his descendants have operated it ever
The Inn's Four Cabins image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 26, 2011
3. The Inn's Four Cabins
since (Submitted on December 1, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Additional keywords. Tourism
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Welcome to the Nancy Lincoln Inn image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 6, 2012
4. Welcome to the Nancy Lincoln Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on December 1, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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