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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park


On Sunday, February, 12, 1809, Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, who lived in a log cabin on Sinking Spring Farm in what was then Hardin County (now LaRue County), Kentucky, welcomed a son into the world. They named him Abraham, and from such humble beginnings, he went on to become President of the United States and one of the most important and fascinating leaders in all of history. Today, two areas important in Lincoln’s early life in Kentucky make up this National Historic Park. Visitors can explore 116 acres of Thomas Lincoln’s Sinking Spring Farm and visit a neo-classic-style Memorial Building that houses a small cabin symbolic of the one in which Lincoln was born. Nearby is the Knob Creek property, where the Lincolns lived from the time young Abraham was two until he was seven and the family left Kentucky.

Lincoln Birthplace Web site




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