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LaRue County, Kentucky

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  • Joseph Robert Henderson (1870 - 1952)
  • Walter Coombs Cessna (1856 - 1942)
  • Nancy Lincoln (1784 - 1818)
    Photo of her grave and headstone is located at: An artist rendition of Nancy Hanks Lincoln. (Lloyd Ostendorf): “NPS - Abraham Lincoln Birthplace” The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln (bo...
  • Thomas Lincoln (1778 - 1851)
    Click here to view the web page for Thomas H. Lincoln at See also Wikipedia entry for Thomas Lincoln .For more pictures go to the Media section. Thomas Lincoln (January 6, 1778 – January...
  • Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the USA (1809 - 1865)
    Paternal Haplogroup-R1b-S20376For more information and photos of his burial place, click on : Abraham Lincoln = Overview =Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President* Born: 12 February 1809* Birthplace: Near Hodge...

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The county was formed on March 4, 1843. It was named for John P. LaRue, an early settler. It is best known as the birthplace of United States President Abraham Lincoln, when it was part of Hardin County. The county sponsors the annual Lincoln Days celebration on the first full weekend of October, Friday through Sunday. Highlights include the Lincoln Look-A-Like contests, rail-splitting competitions, a parade, shopping booths and concerts by local talent.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Athertonville
  • Buffalo
  • Ginseng
  • Gleanings
  • Hodgenville (County Seat)
  • Lyons
  • Magnolia
  • Malt
  • Mount Sherman
  • Tanner
  • Tonieville
  • Upton (part)
  • White City



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