Lincoln Homestead State Park

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, Mordecai, Josiah, Thomas, Mary and Nancy, settled on or near the 120 acres that now comprise the park.

The site features an original home of Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks, as well as replicas of the 1782 cabin and blacksmith shop where his father, Thomas, was raised and learned his trade. Thomas met his future wife, Nancy Hanks, near here, and the two were married in 1806.

The park also features the home of Mordecai Lincoln, the president's favorite uncle, and showcases reproductions of traditional pioneer split-rail fence and pioneer furniture.

Lincoln Homestead State Park is one of the stops on Kentucky's Lincoln Heritage Trail.