My earliest recollection. . .is of the Knob Creek place
Abraham Lincoln, 1860
Abraham Lincoln's family moved here from his birthplace at Sinking Spring Farm in 1811, when the future president was just two years old. Lincoln's earliest memories were of life along Knob Creek, and his experiences in this valley shaped the man who would guide the nation through the bloodiest conflict on American soil — the Civil War.
Here you can explore the land that Lincoln trod as a boy, see the fields he once helped plant, and stroll by the creek that provided vital water for his family and their farm. See a period cabin, like the one the Lincolns lived in, and a garden of crops — corn, tobacco, and pumpkins — similar to those planted by Thomas and Nancy Lincoln and still grown by farmers in this region today.
You can also hike the Overlook Trail to sample the natural beauty and rich resources of the Kentucky Knobs region, which lured Native Americans, early pioneers, and frontier settlers like the Lincolns.