Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky, but he grew up a Hoosier. Lincoln came to Indiana a boy of 7 in 1816 and left a man of 21 in 1830. It was in Indiana that Abraham Lincoln formed his early ideas about character and honesty and developed a love of learning that stayed with him for the rest of his life. This man of humble Hoosier heritage will long be remembered for his presidency and for his leadership in ending slavery.
Indiana significantly impacted Lincoln, but today it is Lincoln's impact that can be felt statewide. Visitors have many opportunities to explore Indiana's Lincoln.
A visit to Spencer County is a journey back in time. Area Lincoln sites include:
The Indiana History Center in Indianapolis is home to the Indiana Historical Society and an unrivaled collection of Lincoln-related photographs, newspapers, prints, letters, and other printed materials.