Abraham Lincoln's memory of Knob Creek Farm

Abraham Lincoln's memory of Knob Creek Farm (HM14RY)

Location: Hodgenville, KY 42748 Larue County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 36.675', W 85° 38.296'

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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. Lincoln's earliest memories were of life along Knob Creek, and his experiences in this valley shaped the man who would guide the nation through the bloodiest conflict on American soil — the Civil War.

Here you can explore the land that Lincoln trod as a boy, see the fields he once helped plant, and stroll by the creek that provided vital water for his family and their farm. See a period cabin, like the one the Lincolns lived in, and a garden of crops — corn, tobacco, and pumpkins — similar to those planted by Thomas and Nancy Lincoln and still grown by farmers in this region today.

You can also hike the Overlook Trail to sample the natural beauty and rich resources of the Kentucky Knobs region, which lured Native Americans, early pioneers, and frontier settlers like the Lincolns.
HM NumberHM14RY
Placed ByNational Park Service Dept. of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 3:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 620187 N 4163555
Decimal Degrees37.61125000, -85.63826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 36.675', W 85° 38.296'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 36' 40.50" N, 85° 38' 17.76" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7120 Bardstown Rd, Hodgenville KY 42748, US
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