Near Hodgenville in Larue County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site
The Sinking Spring is an example of a karst window, an unusual landform. A karst window is a special type of sinkhole that gives us a view into the karst aquifer.
Typical of Kentuckyís karst topography and hydrologic systems, the spring is a significant natural resource. Its water drains through the subsurface and empties into a branch of the Nolin River a short distance from the park. Sinking Spring is a part of the network of springs and subsurface streams in and near the park.
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Sinking Spring was also known as Cave Spring and Rocky Spring. Travelers often paused at the spring to drink the refreshingly cool water.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 37° 31.838′ N, 85° 44.236′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Memorial Building (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Sinking Spring (a few steps from this marker); The Boundary Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Nancy Lincoln Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (about 500 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 . . . Abraham Lincoln Birthplace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on February 8, 2014.)
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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 329 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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