There are two national sites very close to Bardstown, KY These are the national monuments which mark the location of Abraham Lincoln's birthplace and his boyhood home in Kentucky. The Lincoln family had a very interesting history before Abraham's father and family found its way to the farm at Sinking Creek Kentucky. But that was just the beginning for a now famous son and American legend. Most of what is known about his youth was provided by recollections from Lincoln himself. His childhood was to be a precursor for a difficult and troubled life, but it was also what gave him the convictions that would carry him through the Civil War struggles.
Nearly 100 years after Lincoln moved from Sinking Springs, the cabin that is generally accepted as his log cabin home there was placed in a memorial building and preserved for future generations. The grounds contain the Sinking Spring where Lincoln would have gathered water for the family and the grounds provide walking trails with markers describing historical information.
Just a short distance down the road is the farm at Knob Creek, where the Lincoln's moved after a dispute over ownership of Sinking Creek. Here Lincoln lived until 1816. Lincoln commented while he was President that Knob Creek was his first real memories of his childhood. The site of the historical park sits on the land that the Lincoln's farmed and displays the crops and other artifacts that provides some idea of the life he lived on the farm. The log cabin on the site dates to the period of their occupation but did not belong to the Lincoln's. It is a quiet setting to feel and think about this now long past time.
Our last stop on this trip was the Seven Points COE campground just east of Nashville, TN. It was a bit out of the way for an overnight, but it was a beautiful location. It was the perfect final stop before heading home.
Our plans for our next trip in a week or so are pretty well set. We will be first heading to Blairsville, GA where we hope to meet Karen and AL and check out the local sites. Then a quick visit with our grandson and family and finally we will be attending the Good Sam Rally in Hampton, GA at the speedway.