The Boundary Oak

The Boundary Oak (HM8L0)

Location: Hodgenville, KY 42748 Larue County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 31.825', W 85° 44.242'

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Originally thought to be approximately 400 years old prior to its death in 1976, the park cut the remains of this magnificent oak in 1986. However, a study of the growth rings after its removal showed the tree to be approximately 195 years of age.

Mentioned for the first time in 1832 as a corner to the property where Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809, the tree became known as the Boundary Oak. Having become associated with Abraham Lincoln as a historic landmark, the tree was carefully protected.

Despite preservation efforts, this stately old tree succumbed to the ravages of time as the nation celebrated its Bicentennial.
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HM NumberHM8L0
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 6:52am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 611561 N 4154464
Decimal Degrees37.53041667, -85.73736667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.825', W 85° 44.242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 49.50" N, 85° 44' 14.52" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-218 Park Main Entrance, Hodgenville KY 42748, US
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