Nancy Lincoln Inn

Nancy Lincoln Inn (HM1CXB)

Location: Hodgenville, KY 42748 Larue County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 31.823', W 85° 44.189'

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Abraham 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 to rural Kentucky to visit Lincoln's birthplace and the Memorial Building.

Howell, a descendant of Kentucky pioneers, constructed the inn and four cabins with large chestnut logs and red pine flooring. The 16-by-18 foot, one-room cabins were built to be similar to what we imagine the Lincoln cabin might have been. These buildings were placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 10, 1991.

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James Richard Howell operated a roller mill and served at various times as a city councilman, school board members, mayor, sheriff, state legislator, and U.S. Marshal.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 8:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 611639 N 4154462
Decimal Degrees37.53038333, -85.73648333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.823', W 85° 44.189'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 49.38" N, 85° 44' 11.34" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Park Main Entrance, Hodgenville KY 42748, US
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