Arguably the most transformative and effectual president in American history was born right here amid the rolling green hills of Kentucky on February 12th, 1809.
Thomas & Nancy Lincoln were living on 300 acre Sinking Spring Farm just south of what would soon become Hodgenville (1818) when Abraham Lincoln was born.
From about 2.5-7.5 years of age, the Lincoln family lived in a cabin that stood somewhere between where this sign stands and the trees across the street.
President Lincoln’s earliest recollection included his planting of pumpkin seeds in between rows of corn within this field, never developed by anyone since. His pumpkin seeds washed away during hard rain.
Another earliest memory was when Lincoln nearly drowned at this spot in Knob Creek in the rushing waters of a flood. His friend and neighbor Austin Gollaher extended a tree branch to him, thus saving his life and the life of an entire nation.