Welcome to LaRue County! LaRue County is known
for its warm hospitality, quiet rural setting, and the pride the
community takes in being the birthplace of our nations greatest
president, Abraham Lincoln.
LaRue County is centrally located in Kentucky
and is within a couple hours of most of Kentuckys major metropolitan
Lincoln Parkway, US 31E, US 31W, I-65 and other
major routes all give LaRue County easy transportation access.
While agricultural activity, such as tobacco,
dairy, beef and grain, continues to provide the major portion of
the areas economy, business and economic development efforts
have seen an influx of new employment opportunities for citizens.
The LaRue County Industrial Foundation spearheads the effort to
see new industries and business find a home in LaRue County.
The LaRue County seat of Hodgenville was established
in 1818. The other larger communities in LaRue County include Upton,
the only other incorporated city, Buffalo, Magnolia, Mt. Sherman,
and Lyons Station.
LaRue County boasts a number of churches, both
modern and historical, an excellent school system and public library,
outstanding health care facilities, and a variety of civic clubs
and agricultural associations. The county also has an active senior
citizens organization with its own modern facility in downtown Hodgenville.
Sunrise Manor, rated as one of Kentuckys outstanding nursing
facilities, has residential, adult day care, and outpatient therapy
Recreational opportunities in LaRue County include
an 18-hole golf course, several lakes, and the LaRue County Park,
which has tennis courts, soccer, softball and baseball fields, a
swimming pool, and a multipurpose use facility.
Perhaps the most noted aspect of LaRue County
is its rich history. The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace is a National
Historic Site and is under the direction of the National Park Service.
LaRue County also is the home of another National Park Service site
in its recent acquisition of the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home on
Knob Creek. This facility contains 228 acres that was purchased
by Thomas Lincoln in 1812. Lincoln lived on this farm in the beautiful
Knob section of LaRue County until the family moved to Indiana in
the fall of 1816.
Welcome to LaRue County. Its a great place
LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner
The traditional Lincoln birthplace cabin is
housed within the granite memorial building at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace
National Historic Site in Hodgenville, Ky. The grounds include 116
acres of Thomas Lincolns Sinking Spring farm, a visitors
center, nature trails and picnic area.
The Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek
Farm was Abraham Lincolns last home in Kentucky. The site
offers a replica of the original Lincoln family cabin, and picnic
The Abraham Lincoln statue is located on the
town square in Hodgenville. The seven-foot-high bronze statue mounted
on a five-foot pink granite pedestal was dedicated in 1909 during
the centennial anniversary of the Presidents birth.
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