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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site

  • Also Known As: Sinking Spring also Cave Spring Farm also Lincoln Farm also Nolan Creek Farm

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The First Lincoln Memorial

For over a century people from around the world have come to rural Central Kentucky to honor the humble beginnings of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. His early life on Kentucky's frontier shaped his character and prepared him to lead the nation through Civil War. The country's first memorial to Lincoln, built with donations from young and old, enshrines the symbolic birthplace cabin. - NPS


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Places

Name of Notable Genus AsNotedIn No Address Proximity Area
Name Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity Area
Nancy Lincoln Inn
  • Sight
  • NRHP
US 31E

Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1808/12/08 Nancy Hanks Lincoln Home Thomas and Nancy Lincoln paid $200 for the cabin and 300 acres of Sinking Spring Farm.
1808/12/08 Thomas Lincoln Home Thomas and Nancy Lincoln paid $200 for the cabin and 300 acres of Sinking Spring Farm.
1809/02/12 Abraham Lincoln Born Abraham Lincoln is born in a single room log cabin on his father's Sinking Spring Farm on Sunday, February 12, 1809. Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

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Places

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PlaceAsNotedInType
Lincoln Boyhood Home

Data »

Particulars for Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Significance Birthplace
Sight Category Building
Owner Federal
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Social History



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000066
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Nominator Name: National Historic Site
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Person
Criteria Consideration: Birth place or grave
Period of Significance: 1800-1824
Significant Year: 1808, 1809
Associated People: Lincoln,Abraham
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Museum Park

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