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STATE CAPITOL ROTUNDA- FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY

The Kentucky State Capitol is located in Frankfort and is the house of the three branches (executive, legislative, judicial) of the state government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The main part of the Capitol has three floors. The first floor contains the offices of […]

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JEFFERSON DAVIS STATE HISTORIC SITE- FAIRVIEW, KENTUCKY

Completed in 1924, this 351-foot obelisk marks the birthplace of Lincoln’s adversary, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. The site is now home to the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, where visitors can tour a museum about Davis and ride an elevator to the top of the monument. source:  http://www.kentuckylincolntrail.org/index/#/jefferson-davis-state-historic-site/

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JOSEPH HOLT HOME- CLOVERPORT, KENTUCKY

Currently undergoing extensive renovation, this location features the birthplace and grave of Joseph Holt.  Holt was Commissioner of Patents, Postmaster General and Secretary of War in President Buchanan’s Administration, 1857-1861. Lincoln named him Judge Advocate General of the Union army in 1862. Holt prosecuted conspirators in the assassination of Lincoln, 1865. source:  http://www.kentuckylincolntrail.org/index/#/new-gallery/

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LINCOLN HERITAGE NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY- HODGENVILLE TO DANVILLE, KENTUCKY

The Lincoln Heritage Scenic Byway, a 72-mile stretch of US 31E and US 150, travels through six communities as it winds its way through the knobs of Kentucky.  The corridor passes through Hodgenville, New Haven, Bardstown, Springfield, Perryville and Danville. This corridor exhibits significant historic and cultural resources around every turn. It embraces a set of four […]

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CENTRE COLLEGE LINCOLN STATUE-DANVILLE, KENTUCKY

The Lincoln statue at Centre College commemorates the many ties Lincoln had to this campus.  Lincoln’s first law partner, two of his wife’s brothers, and his judge advocate general during the Civil War all attended school here.  In addition, John C. Breckinridge, who ran against Lincoln for president in 1860, also graduated from Centre.  Today, […]

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LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY- NEAR MIDDLESBORO, KENTUCKY

Located just over the Kentucky boarder in Harrogate, Tennessee, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum serves an important constituency in Southeast Kentucky.  The museum houses one of the most diverse Lincoln and Civil War collections in the country.  Exhibited are many rare items: the cane Lincoln carried that fateful night at Ford’s Theatre, two life […]

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LINCOLN LEGACY MUSEUM AND STATUE- SPRINGFIELD, KENTUCKY

The Washington County Courthouse houses the Lincoln Legacy Museum, which highlights the major parts of Abraham Lincoln’s story with special emphasis on his family background.  The Courthouse also contains the marriage bond of Lincoln’s parents, Thomas and Nancy, who were married near Springfield in 1806.  A statue of Lincoln was erected in 2009 across the […]

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LINCOLN HOMESTEAD STATE PARK- SPRINGFIELD, KENTUCKY

Lincoln Homestead State Park features the original home of Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks, as well as replicas of the 1782 cabin and blacksmith shop where his father was raised and learned his trade. The park also includes the home of Mordecai Lincoln, the president’s favorite uncle, and showcases reproductions of traditional pioneer split-rail fence and […]

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LINCOLN MUSEUM- HODGENVILLE, KENTUCKY

The museum’s main exhibit includes twelve dioramas showing pivotal times in Abraham Lincoln’s life – from his boyhood in Kentucky to his assassination. Other exhibits include rare newspaper clippings, campaign posters, and Lincoln memorabilia. An art gallery on the second floor features paintings, drawings, and other artworks portraying Lincoln. source:  http://www.kentuckylincolntrail.org/index/#/charlotte-stowe/

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KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY- FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY

The Kentucky Historical Society’s Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has a number of Lincoln-related collections, including the pocket watch Lincoln was wearing when he was assassinated.  The Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum are also part of the Society’s campus, offering numerous connections to Kentucky’s Civil War history. source:  http://www.kentuckylincolntrail.org/index/#/cid-tolkien/ […]

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