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Lincoln Boyhood Home

Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home, LaRue County.Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home in LaRue County (U.S. 31E) was established in 1933 to honor President Lincoln and take advantage of the growing tourist trade in the region.  This farm, which was owned by the Lincoln family from 1811 to 1813, was purchased by Hattie and Chester Howard in 1931 to cash-in on the fame achieved by the nearby Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site.  The complex consisted of a 1933 log tavern and restaurant, a picnic area and an old log house associated with the Gollaher family who lived on the farm after the Lincolns’ tenure.  The log house was meant to serve as a replica of the one the Lincolns had lived in.  The site was promoted by the Lincoln Memorial Highway Association in the 1920s and 1930s and remains a popular destination for daytrippers across Kentucky. 

 

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Last Updated 3/17/2008