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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Kentucky

2995 Lincoln Farm Road
Hodgenville, KY 42748
Phone: (270) 358-3137
Description: In the fall of 1808, Thomas and Nancy Lincoln settled on Sinking Spring Farm. Two months later on February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born there in a one-room log cabin. Today this site bears the address of 2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, Kentucky. A cabin, symbolic of the one in which Lincoln was born, is preserved within a 1911 memorial building at the site.
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Camp Nelson National Monument, Kentucky

6614 Old Danville Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Phone: (859) 881-5716
Description: Established as a Union supply depot and hospital during the Civil War, Camp Nelson became a recruitment and training center for African American soldiers, and a refugee camp for their wives and children. Thousands of slaves risked their lives escaping to this site with the hope of securing their freedom and, ultimately, controlling their futures by aiding in the destruction of slavery.
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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Kentucky, Tennessee, & Virginia

The Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located at the border between Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, centered on the Cumberland Gap, a natural break in the Appalachian Mountains.
91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965
Phone: (606) 248-2817
Description: The Cumberland Gap Visitor Center is located on U.S. Highway 25E just southeast of Middlesboro, Kentucky and just northwest of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel and Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.
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