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Historical Markers in Hodgenville, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Larue County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Larue County, KY (25) Green County, KY (19) Hardin County, KY (93) Hart County, KY (66) Marion County, KY (26) Nelson County, KY (54) Taylor County, KY (32)  LarueCounty(25) Larue County (25)  GreenCounty(19) Green County (19)  HardinCounty(93) Hardin County (93)  HartCounty(66) Hart County (66)  MarionCounty(26) Marion County (26)  NelsonCounty(54) Nelson County (54)  TaylorCounty(32) Taylor County (32)
Hodgenville is the county seat for Larue County
Hodgenville is in Larue County
      Larue County (25)  
      Green County (19)  
      Hardin County (93)  
      Hart County (66)  
      Marion County (26)  
      Nelson County (54)  
      Taylor County (32)  
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1 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — Abraham Lincoln - As - A - Boy Statue
The sculpture of Abraham Lincoln – as – A – Boy was created by the Daub Firmin Hendrickson Sculpture Group, and dedicated May 31, 2008. The Group designed the granite bearing the Gettysburg Address and excerpts . . . Map (db m60163) HM
2 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — Abraham Lincoln Birthplace
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a log cabin near Sinking Spring. Growing up in rural Kentucky, his character was shaped by the hard work and tragedy of frontier life. As the 16th president, his policies and politics saved . . . Map (db m60085) HM
3 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — 1482 — Abraham Lincoln's First School
Lincoln's formal education began in a primitive log cabin near this site. While the Lincoln family was living in Knob Creek, he and his sister Sarah attended ABC schools for a short period of time. First school taught by Zachariah Riney; the . . . Map (db m203549) HM
4 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — Abraham Lincoln's memory of Knob Creek Farm
My earliest recollection. . .is of the Knob Creek place Abraham Lincoln, 1860 Abraham Lincoln’s family moved here from his birthplace at Sinking Spring Farm in 1811, when the future president was just two years old. . . . Map (db m60028) HM
5 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — An Enduring SymbolAbraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
John Russell Pope's neoclassical architecture reflects the nation's adulation of Abraham Lincoln and its budding interest in historic preservation after the Civil War. The Lincoln Farm Association constructed this Memorial Building between 1907-1911 . . . Map (db m154900) HM
6 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — An Idyllic Frontier SceneAbraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
The Lincolns typified families who settled on the Kentucky frontier m the early 1800s. They built self-sufficient lives around the area's natural resources. At Sinking Spring Farm, they cleared land to raise vegetables, used the trees to build and . . . Map (db m154899) HM
7 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — 591 — Courthouse Burned
Side One Twenty-two Kentucky courthouses were burned during Civil War, nineteen in last fifteen months: twelve by Confederates, eight by guerrillas, two by Union accident. See map on reverse side. The courthouse at Hodgenville was . . . Map (db m79164) HM
8 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — 1096 — Hodgenville
Established in Feb., 1818, by an order of Hardin Co. Court on 27 acres land owned by Robt. Hodgen, tavernkeeper and native of Pa. He erected a gristmill on Nolin River, 1789, within protection of Phillips Fort. Hodgenville had its first Post . . . Map (db m170883) HM
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9 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — 1115 — Larue County / County Officials --- 1843 — Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln —
Larue County Was established March 1, 1843 from part of Hardin County after debate over selection of name. An act to create Helm County honoring John LaRue Helm, then Speaker of the House, was amended by Senate to give the honor instead to . . . Map (db m59976) HM
10 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — Lincoln and Hodgen's Mill
When Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, present day Hodgenville was known as Hodgen’s Mill. It was settled in 1789 on land owned by Robert Hodgen, owner and operator of the mill. This area also included a tavern and a store. Due east of . . . Map (db m60045) HM
11 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — Lincoln Knob Creek Farm
Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, lived five years,1811 to 1816, on this Knob Creek farm. Reference to his Kentucky years, Abraham stated “My earliest recollection however, is of the Knob Creek . . . Map (db m6039) HM
12 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — 120 — Lincoln Knob Creek Farm
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) lived on this 228 acre farm, 1811-1816. He wrote in 1860 "My earliest recollection is of the Knob Creek place." A younger brother was born here.Map (db m6068) HM
13 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — 827 — Lincoln's Playmate
To the west, in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, is the grave of Austin Gollaher, 1806-1898. Lincoln, while president, once said, "I would rather see (him) than any man living." They were schoolmates and playmates when the Lincoln family . . . Map (db m152636) HM
14 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — Living Off the Land — Lincoln Family at Knob Creek —
The Lincolns moved to Knob Creek after a title dispute forced them to leave Sinking Spring Farm. Here Thomas Lincoln rented 30 acres of fertile fields, hardly enough land to sustain a family in those times. Thomas and Nancy Lincoln grew corn and . . . Map (db m60006) HM
15 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — Nancy Lincoln InnAbraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site
The Nancy Lincoln Inn is a symbol of devotion to Abraham Lincoln’s family from the early days of auto tourism. In 1928, James R. Howell built the inn, named in honor of Lincoln’s mother, to accommodate increasing numbers of motorists who were coming . . . Map (db m71631) HM
16 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — 1098 — Phillips Fort
A half mile east on North Fork of Nolin River is site of this fort, first settlement in Larue County, built in 1780 by Philip Phillips, surveyor, and company of settlers from Pennsylvania. Used as place of refuge from Indians, it was abandoned and . . . Map (db m170921) HM
17 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — Sinking SpringAbraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Site
Abraham Lincoln probably took his first drink of water from this spring. A dependable water source undoubtedly was an important factor in Thomas Lincoln’s decision to purchase Sinking Spring Farm. The Sinking Spring is an example of a karst . . . Map (db m71632) HM
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18 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — Slavery in the Valley
Abraham Lincoln most likely encountered slavery while living here as a young child in 1811, when Lincoln was two years old, this portion of Kentucky was part of Hardin County. At the time, there were 1,007 slaves in Hardin County, compared to 1,627 . . . Map (db m60024) HM
19 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — The Boundary Oak
Originally thought to be approximately 400 years old prior to its death in 1976, the park cut the remains of this magnificent oak in 1986. However, a study of the growth rings after its removal showed the tree to be approximately 195 years of age. . . . Map (db m13262) HM
20 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — The Lincoln Tavern
Hattie Howell Howard, born about ten miles from here in 1886, grew up hearing local lore about Abraham Lincoln. After her brother James opened the Nancy Lincoln Inn next to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hattie looked . . . Map (db m60009) HM
21 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — The Lincolns at Knob Creek
Challenges to land titles were common in Kentucky’s early years, and the Lincoln family experienced these problems firsthand. In 1811, Thomas and Nancy Lincoln moved here, to Knob Creek, with their two children, Sarah and Abraham. They leased . . . Map (db m60188) HM
22 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — The Memorial Building
This building was erected by the Lincoln Farm Association from funds obtained by popular subscription, mostly by American school children. The building, designed by John Russell Pope, was constructed 1909-1911 of Connecticut pink granite and . . . Map (db m13259) HM
23 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — The Sinking Spring
The Thomas Lincoln family obtained its water supply from this spring; the infant child, Abraham, had his earliest drinks of water from this source. When Thomas Lincoln moved here in 1808, the 300-acre farm already was variously known as "Sinking . . . Map (db m13261) HM
24 Kentucky, Larue County, Hodgenville — Two Miles South of this town Abraham Lincoln was born ...
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Jun. 23, 2024