Louisville's Steamboat Era

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 Farmington for three weeks in 1841.

The Lincoln Memorial at Waterfront Park is located approximately 500 feet upstream from the marker, commemorating Lincoln's visit and highlighting his civil rights legacy. The memorial features a twelve foot statue of Lincoln surrounded by a small amphitheater with quotes inscribed in the step. Four bas reliefs line the path to the statue, interpreting Lincoln's many ties to his native state.