The Lincoln Legacy Begins in Springfield, Kentucky

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Located in central Kentucky, the historic city of Springfield is the seat of Washington County, the very first county created in the state. Established in 1793, Springfield is part of the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail, and is the ancestral home of Abraham Lincoln’s family. The 1816 Courthouse on Main Street preserves the original marriage certificate of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, Abraham Lincoln’s parents. You can also stop by Nancy Hanks’ cabin and museum at the Lincoln Homestead State Park. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is about 45 miles from Springfield. For more information, contact the Springfield Tourism Commission at (859) 336-5412 x1 or

Listen to the Big Blend Radio interview about Historic Springfield, with Stephanie McMillin – Executive Director of Springfield Tourism Commission, while you make the ‘Lincoln Legacy’ online jigsaw puzzle below (photo by Mark Nally). Make the image full screen for easy viewing, use your mouse or arrow keys to rotate the pieces and drag them where you want to place them. Click on the Image icon to see the photo and click on the Ghost icon to control your workspace.


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