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Lincoln City in Spencer County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Thomas Lincoln Farm

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 13, 2014
1. Thomas Lincoln Farm Marker
Inscription. When Thomas Lincoln moved his family to Indiana in December 1816, this area was an unbroken wilderness. The forest was dense with massive trees and inhabited by wolves, bears, and panthers. The arrival of the Lincolns and other pioneers transformed the wilderness into a settled community. Land was cleared, cabins were built, and crops were planted.

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Settler plowing cleared land

Typical pioneer log cabin

The Lincoln family traveled this route, known today as the Lincoln Trace, from Kentucky to their new home in Indiana.
 
Erected by Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.
 
Location. 38° 7.146′ N, 86° 59.786′ W. Marker is in Lincoln City, Indiana, in Spencer County. Marker can be reached from East South Street east of County Road 300 E when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located along the Lincoln Boyhood Trail north of the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3027 East South Street, Lincoln City IN 47552, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cabin Site Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Boyhood Trails
Thomas Lincoln Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 13, 2014
2. Thomas Lincoln Farm Marker
(about 600 feet away); Nancy Hanks Lincoln Grave (approx. mile away); The Allee (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); David Turnham (1803-1884) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Employed (approx. 12.9 miles away); A New Home in Indiana (approx. 12.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln City.
 
Also see . . .  Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. National Park Service (Submitted on March 14, 2014.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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