Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hodgenville, Kentucky: Lincoln's Boyhood Home

Modest little place. It's a few miles north of Hodgenville. The Lincolns lived on the main road between Louisville and Nashville -- it's not far from the current Interstate -- and Abe's first memories of a house were about this one. He lived here from 1811 to 1816.

It is a National Historic Site, and rangers do watch the place. The one we saw was very happy to have company. The building is not structurally sound (at least as of 2005), so you can't go inside. It will be interesting to see if efforts to raise money to fix the place up will be successful.

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