Lincoln Homestead State Park

Lincoln Homestead State Park (HMV4H)

Location: Springfield, KY 40069 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 45.649', W 85° 12.869'

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Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, the parents of future president Abraham Lincoln, were married near here on June 12, 1806. Shortly after their wedding, the couple moved to Elizabethtown, where their daughter, Sarah, was born. The family eventually lived near Hodgenville, where Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809.

Nancy died of milk sickness in 1818, when Abraham was 9 years old. His father, a farmer and carpenter, died in Ill. in 1851. Mordecai Lincoln, Abraham's uncle, lived a half-mile south of here. Mordecai also moved to Ill., and, Lincoln wrote, "I often saw Uncle Mordecai." Lincoln Homestead State Park was established 1936.

Presented by the Ky A Lincoln Bicent Commission
HM NumberHMV4H
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2297
Year Placed2008
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 3:12pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 657277 N 4180778
Decimal Degrees37.76081667, -85.21448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 45.649', W 85° 12.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 45' 38.94" N, 85° 12' 52.14" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2173-2247 State Hwy 438, Springfield KY 40069, US
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