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Near Summersville in Green County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lincoln's Mentor

 
 
Lincoln's Mentor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
1. Lincoln's Mentor Marker
Inscription. Three miles west, birthplace of Mentor Graham, 1800-86, “The Man Who Taught Lincoln”. Sixty years a teacher. Green County 1818-26. After Illinois voted down slavery, moved to New Salem, 1826. There, from 1831-37, as tutor and friend, he had incalculable influence on Abraham Lincoln, his public life. Graham died at 86, South Dakota. Re-buried at New Salem, Ill., 1933.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 719.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 21.633′ N, 85° 34.398′ W. Marker is near Summersville, Kentucky, in Green County. Marker is at the intersection of Hudgins Highway (State Highway 569) and Hodgenville Road (State Highway 61), on the right when traveling west on Hudgins Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Summersville KY 42782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron in Green County / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 2.1 miles away); William Mentor Graham (approx. 7.8 miles away); Home of Early Minister
Lincoln's Mentor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
2. Lincoln's Mentor Marker
(approx. 7.9 miles away); Green County, 1792 (approx. 7.9 miles away); Green Countians Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Green County Architecture Heritage History (approx. 8 miles away); Home of Gen. Edward H. Hobson (approx. 8 miles away); Greensburg Courthouse (approx. 8 miles away).
 
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Intersection of State Highways 569 and 61 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
3. Intersection of State Highways 569 and 61
View to west
Marker is at west corner of intersection
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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