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Spencer County Indiana Historical Markers

 
Pioneer George Huffman Marker image, Touch for more information
By Vincent DiNoto, June 17, 2012
Pioneer George Huffman Marker
Indiana (Spencer County), Fulda — Huffman Mill Bridge 1864-65/Pioneer George Huffman
Huffman Mill Bridge 1864-65 William T. Washer was contracted with Spencer & Perry Counties, July 1864 to build a 148 foot yellow poplar Burr Arch-Trust Bridge. (Patented by Theodore Burr 1771-1882). Contract payment called for Ten Thousand . . . — Map (db m56774) HM
Indiana (Spencer County), Lincoln City — Cabin Site MemorialLincoln Boyhood National Memorial
In 1933 the Lincoln cabin site was excavated. Workmen uncovered the remains of sill logs and hearth stones and built the stone wall. Later, the bronze fireplace and sill log casting were placed on the site to outline where the cabin stood. Some of . . . — Map (db m72314) HM
Indiana (Spencer County), Lincoln City — David Turnham (1803-1884)

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 . . . — Map (db m95709) HM

Indiana (Spencer County), Lincoln City — Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial represents an important expression of the nation’s respect and reverence for Abraham Lincoln. The park includes the farm of Thomas Lincoln, Abraham’s father; the marked gravesite of Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks . . . — Map (db m72345) HM
Indiana (Spencer County), Lincoln City — Lincoln Boyhood TrailsLincoln Boyhood National Memorial
There are three main trails in the park. Time and interest can help you decide which to explore. The Trail of Twelve Stones retraces the stages of Abraham Lincoln’s life. Along the trail ate stones from various places that were part of his . . . — Map (db m72348) HM
Indiana (Spencer County), Lincoln City — Nancy Hanks Lincoln GraveLincoln Boyhood National Memorial
On October 5, 1818, Nancy Hanks Lincoln died of milk sickness. This mysterious and dreaded illness was feared by pioneers because its cause was unknown. Mrs. Lincoln had nursed and comforted some of her neighbors with the disease until she became . . . — Map (db m72311) HM
Indiana (Spencer County), Lincoln City — The AlleeLincoln Boyhood National Memorial
You are facing the wooded knoll on which sleeps Nancy Hanks Lincoln mother of the President who lived in this Hoosier environment during the formative years of his life from 1816 to 1830. Beyond, to the north, is marked the site of the . . . — Map (db m72342) HM
Indiana (Spencer County), Lincoln City — Thomas Lincoln FarmLincoln Boyhood National Memorial
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 . . . — Map (db m72312) HM
Indiana (Spencer County), Rockport — A Rocky Beginning
James Lankford settled in the Rockport area in 1808, moving his wife and daughter into a cave under the bluff overlooking the Ohio River. Other settlers moved into the lowland that became downtown Rockport (originally dubbed Hanging Rock). By . . . — Map (db m47615) HM
Indiana (Spencer County), Rockport — A Visit Home
In October, 1844 Abraham Lincoln saddled up his horse and set out from Springfield, Illinois, for a trip back to his boyhood home in Spencer County, Indiana. It had been 14 years since he had left, and his term as a state legislator was over. He was . . . — Map (db m47599) HM
Indiana (Spencer County), Rockport — Abraham Lincoln — First Flatboat Trip
Marking Old Lower Landing where in 1828 – age 19 – Abraham Lincoln with Allen Gentry made his first flatboat trip to New Orleans. He saw slaves sold and said. “If I ever get a chance to hit that thing, I’ll hit it . . . — Map (db m47358) HM
Indiana (Spencer County), Rockport — Abraham Lincoln was a Guest in 1844
Site of Rockport Tavern where Abraham Lincoln was a Guest in 1844 - - - - - - Sponsored by the Rockport Business and Professional Women’s Club — 1995Map (db m47707) HM
Indiana (Spencer County), Rockport — Revolutionary War Honor Roll - Spencer County
In Honor of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Spencer County Indiana (Row One) - - Thomas Blair • David Chancellor • Lodowich Davis • Abraham Hornbeck • James Jones • Thomas Jones (Row Two) - - Zachariah Briant • William Kelly • William . . . — Map (db m47405) HM
Indiana (Spencer County), Rockport — 74.1992.2 — Site of Rockport Tavern
In October 1844 Abraham Lincoln gave a speech at Spencer County Courthouse to promote Henry Clay, Whig presidential candidate. Lincoln, during his first trip to Indiana in 14 years, was a guest at the Tavern. Site first marked October 28, 1926. — Map (db m47356) HM
Indiana (Spencer County), Rockport — Vietnam Honor Roll
War drew us from our homeland in the sunlit springtime of our youth. Those who did not come back alive remain in perpetual springtime — forever young — and a part of us is with them always. Donald Harrison . . . — Map (db m47460) WM
Indiana (Spencer County), Troy — A New Home in Indiana — Abraham Lincoln and Family Moved to Indiana
Do you want to experience the world of young Abe Lincoln? You’ve come to the right place. At Lincoln Ferry Park, just west of Troy, the Lincoln family arrived by ferry from Kentucky in 1816. Young Abe Lincoln walked these woods with his long, . . . — Map (db m47543) HM
Indiana (Spencer County), Troy — 74.2001.1 — Abraham Lincoln Employed
Side 'One' Lincoln (1809-1865) lived northwest of here 1816-1830. Worked circa 1825 as hired hand for James Taylor. William Herndon, a Lincoln biographer, wrote that Lincoln told him it "was the roughest work a young man could be made to do." . . . — Map (db m47544) HM

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