Hodgenville, Kentucky

The Birthplace Of President Abraham Lincoln

On Febuary 12, 1809, Nancy Hanks Lincoln gave birth to President Abraham Lincoln inside a cabin on the Sinking Spring Farm in Hodgenville, Kentucky.

The cabin was abandoned when the Lincoln family moved to Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home in Indiana. After Lincoln’s death, the site of his birth became a United States National Park. A memorial. was built and the original birth cabin was placed inside of it.

The “Boundary Oak”, a tree that was about 25 years old at Abraham Lincoln’s birth, became the last living link to Lincoln. In 1976, that Great White Oak tree died.

The Nancy Inn was another structure near the birth-cabin that also established after Lincoln’s death.