Lincoln’s Boyhood home on Knob Creek
Take a virtual tour of Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home at Knob Creek in Larue County Kentucky near Hodgenville. There are two Lincoln historical home sites in Kentucky:
- (1808-1810) Birthplace: 2995 Lincoln Farm Rd, Hodgenville, KY 42748
- (1810-1816) Boyhood Home: 7120 Bardstown Rd, Hodgenville, KY 42748
The family left Knob Creek and Kentucky in December 1816 moving to Spencer County, Indiana when Abraham was 8 years old. – NPS
None of the structures are authentic to the Lincoln Family, but you can get a good look at the land as it would have appeared then. The creek trail is a 1.3 mile scenic hike, but has a very steep ascent.
“Knob Creek Farm has been a noncontinuous section of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park since 2001; prior to that date it was privately owned. From 1811 to 1816, it was the childhood homestead of the future President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, who said it was his “earliest recollection”. The site consists of four buildings, two of which are historical in nature.” more on Wikipedia
To read the historical signage, try the full view icon at the lower left of the panorama.