Abraham Lincoln Employed

Abraham Lincoln Employed (HMW0M)

Location: Troy, IN 47588 Spencer County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 0.01', W 86° 48.891'

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Side 'One'

Lincoln (1809-1865) lived northwest of here 1816-1830. Worked circa 1825 as hired hand for James Taylor. William Herndon, a Lincoln biographer, wrote that Lincoln told him it "was the roughest work a young man could be made to do." He butchered, did farm tasks, and operated Taylor's ferry across Anderson River, a key Ohio River transportation link.

Side 'Two'

Lincoln built a rowboat and used it to carry people to waiting steamers on the Ohio River. On his first trip, he earned a dollar, which made the world seem "wider and fairer, " according to reports of later remarks by Lincoln. He took a flatboat of goods to New Orleans 1828. His work on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers helped to broaden his horizons.
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HM NumberHMW0M
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
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Marker Number74.2001.1
Year Placed2001
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Spencer County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:53pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 516255 N 4205849
Decimal Degrees38.00016667, -86.81485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 0.01', W 86° 48.891'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 0' 0.60" N, 86° 48' 53.46" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12789 Ohio River Scenic Byway, Troy IN 47588, US
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