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Our Town—Hodgenville

As the town closest to the Larue County birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, Hodgenville celebrates Lincoln’s legacy in many ways.

Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809, on Sinking Spring Farm, three miles south of present-day Hodgenville, in what was then Hardin County. The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is located here. When Lincoln was 2, his family moved to Knob Creek, a few miles away, where he lived until age 7. His boyhood home is also part of the historic site.

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Hodgenville’s Lincoln Museum, located on Lincoln Square in the historic district, features 12 scenes from Lincoln’s life as well as memorabilia and an art collection. The town is a prominent place along Kentucky’s Lincoln Heritage Trail.

This segment features Lincoln impersonator Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg, a member of the Association of American Lincoln Presenters and a winner of the group’s Abraham Lincoln Award.

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