Historical Marker #1681 interprets Louisville's steamboat era, highlighting the role that river navigation played in the city's history. Many notable visitors arrived at the Louisville wharf at 4th Street, including Abraham Lincoln, who visited…

Historical Marker #858 in Hardin County identifies the path that Abraham Lincoln's family traveled during their migration to Indiana. In 1816, the Lincoln family moved from present-day Larue County, Kentucky, to southern Indiana. Abraham Lincoln…

Historical Marker #1038 in Washington County identifies the location of the home of Jesse Head, who performed the marriage of Abraham Lincoln's parents. The Reverend Jesse Head was born in 1768 in Frederick County, Maryland, migrating to Kentucky…

Historical Marker #12 in Fayette County identifies the birthplace of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. Mary Ann Todd was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on December 13, 1818. She was the granddaughter of Levi…

Historical Marker #719 interprets the life of William Mentor Graham. Graham was born around 1800 and reared in Green County, Kentucky. He received his education in Hardin County, Kentucky, prior to moving to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1826.…

Historical Marker #833 in Hardin County interprets the Helm Cemetery, resting place of Kentucky Governor John LaRue Helm and Confederate General Benjamin Hardin Helm. Benjamin Helm was a brother-in-law of Abraham Lincoln, having married Emilie…

Historical Marker #827 in Larue County recognizes Austin Gollaher, childhood friend of Abraham Lincoln. Gollaher is best known as the man who claimed to have saved Lincoln's life. Gollaher was born in 1805, died in 1898, and is buried in the…

Historical Marker #73 in Breckinridge County recognizes the path that Abraham Lincoln's family took when leaving Kentucky in 1816. Abraham Lincoln recounted the reason for this move as "partly on account of slavery; but chiefly on account of the…

Historical Marker #2297 in Washington County recognizes Lincoln Homestead State Park. The Lincoln family moved to this site after the death of Lincoln's grandfather-also named Abraham Lincoln-in 1789. His widow, Bersheba, and her five children,…

Historical Marker #2261 in Fayette County recognizes the Mary Todd Lincoln House, which is now a museum. Mary Ann Todd was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on December 13, 1818. She was the granddaughter of Levi Todd, one of the founders of Lexington,…

Historical Marker #846 recognizes Greensburg as the birthplace of William Henry Herndon, who was Abraham Lincoln's law partner for sixteen years. Herndon was born in Greensburg, Kentucky, in 1818. His family moved to Illinois in 1820 and settled…

Historical Marker #1329 in Union County identifies the location of Abraham Lincoln's 1840 speech on behalf of Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. It is the only known speech that Lincoln gave in Kentucky. Although the Whig Party…

Historical Marker #2297 recognizes Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home near Knob Creek. Lincoln's earliest memories centered around the Knob Creek Farm. The Lincoln family, Thomas and Nancy and their son Abraham and daughter Sarah, moved to Knob Creek…

Historical Marker #526, located in Springfield, Kentucky, references the marriage of Abraham Lincoln's parents in Washington County in 1806. The original marriage bond between Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks is housed at this site in the…

Historical Marker #667 in Hancock County designates the location of Abraham Lincoln's first law case in which he successfully defended himself against charges of operating a ferry without a license. In the fall and winter of 1826-27, Lincoln…

Historical Marker #2231 in Louisville denotes Farmington Historic Plantation, a fourteen-room Federal-style home built by John and Lucy Speed in 1816. The house was designed from plans drawn by Thomas Jefferson. For much of its existence,…

Historical Marker #2235 identifies the home of Henry Clay, one of the most influential U.S. politicians of the nineteenth century. After Clay's death in 1852, his heirs sold Ashland land to his son, James Brown Clay, who built the current house…

Marker #1482 identifies the approximate site of Abraham Lincoln's first school, which was located 2-3 miles from the family's Knob Creek farm. His first teacher was Zachariah Riney. Lincoln attended these ABC, or "blab" schools with his older sister,…

Marker #101 identifies the site where Abraham Lincoln, Sr., grandfather of the sixteenth president, was killed by Indians in 1786. In referring to his grandfather in a letter to Jesse Lincoln in 1854, Lincoln wrote that "the story of his death by…