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

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

 
 
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 13, 2014
1. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Marker
Inscription. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial represents an important expression of the nationís respect and reverence for Abraham Lincoln. The park includes the farm of Thomas Lincoln, Abrahamís father; the marked gravesite of Lincolnís mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln; and the preserved site of one of the Lincoln cabins.

A more recent addition is this Memorial Building, completed in 1943, which pays tribute to Lincolnís Indiana roots. The building features two memorial halls and five sculptured limestone panels that mark significant stages in the life of Abraham Lincoln. The building also serves as the parkís Memorial Visitor Center and is a good place to start your visit.

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One of five sculptured limestone bas-reliefs on the Memorial Building

The preserved site of one of the Lincoln cabins

Nancy Hanks Lincolnís gravestone

Lincoln Living Historical Farm

Abraham Lincoln spent 14 of the most formative years of his life, from age 7 to 21, on this Indiana farm. During these years, from 1816 to 1830, he grew both physically and intellectually.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location.
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial NHL Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2016
2. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial NHL Marker
38° 6.802′ N, 86° 59.759′ W. Marker is in Lincoln City, Indiana, in Spencer County. Marker is on East South Street east of County Road 300 E, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. 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. The Allee (within shouting distance of this marker); Nancy Hanks Lincoln Grave (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Lincoln Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cabin Site Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln Boyhood Trails (approx. half a mile away); David Turnham (1803-1884) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Employed (approx. 12.6 miles away); A New Home in Indiana (approx. 12.7 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 16, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Memorial Building image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 13, 2014
3. Memorial Building
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Relief image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2016
4. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Relief
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Relief image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2016
5. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Relief
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Relief image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2016
6. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Relief
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Relief image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2016
7. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Relief
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Relief image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2016
8. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Relief
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 16, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2. submitted on July 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on March 16, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 22, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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