Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

IN 162, Lincoln City, Indiana

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Description 

Abraham Lincoln's family lived in southern Indiana from 1816 to 1830, a period in which he grew to manhood and received his early instruction in reading the law. The traditional gravesite of Lincoln's mother and the site of the Lincoln cabin are here. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 19, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000012
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Art; Politics/Government; Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
District
Historic functions
Cemetery; Single dwelling; Park
Current functions
Museum; Cemetery; Park; Agricultural outbuildings
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1800-1824; 1925-1949
Significant years
1816; 1962
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 8
Contributing structures: 8
Contributing sites: 1
Contributing objects: 5
Non-contributing buildings: 6