Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
2995 Lincoln Farm Road
Hodgenville, LaRue County, Kentucky, 42748
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park preserves two separate farm sites in LaRue County, where Abraham Lincoln was born and lived until the age of seven.
A cabin, symbolic of the one in which Lincoln was born, is preserved in a memorial building at the site.
On February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in a one-room log cabin on what was then called Sinking Spring Farm.
The neo-classical Memorial Building was designed by John Russell Pope. In 1909 the cornerstone was laid by President Theodore Roosevelt and the building was dedicated in 1911 by William Howard Taft.
The building is symbolic, featuring 16 windows, 16 rosettes on the ceiling, and 16 fence poles, representing Lincoln being the 16th president. There are also 56 steps up to the building, representing his age at the time of his death.
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