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

David Turnham (1803-1884)

 
 
David Turnham (1803-1884) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2016
1. David Turnham (1803-1884) Marker
Inscription.

In 1819, Turnham family settled less than one mile northeast of Thomas Lincoln's farm. Turnham was a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Turnham loaned Lincoln Revised Laws of Indiana (1824) in 1827. After Lincoln's assassination, he provided information to historians about Lincoln's youth.
 
Erected 1995 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Spencer County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 7.094′ N, 86° 59.152′ W. Marker is in Lincoln City, Indiana, in Spencer County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 162 and East County Rd 1600 N, on the right when traveling west on State Road 162. Touch for map. Marker is near the entrance to the Heritage Hills High School grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3644 East County Rd 1600 N, 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. Lincoln Boyhood Trails (approx. half a mile away); Thomas Lincoln Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nancy Hanks Lincoln Grave (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cabin Site Memorial

David Turnham (1803-1884) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2016
2. David Turnham (1803-1884) Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Allee (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Employed (approx. 12.4 miles away); A New Home in Indiana (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln City.
 
Also see . . .
1. "The Lincoln Inquiry," in Indiana Magazine of History by Ehrmann (1925). (Submitted on July 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lincoln Letter to Turnham (1860). (Submitted on July 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Sculptured Panels on the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. (Submitted on July 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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