4 Facts About the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site


The Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site is an 86-acre history park located eight miles south of Charleston, Illinois, U.S., near the town of Lerna.

Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States, achieving statehood in 1818.

Charleston is a city in and the county seat of Coles County, Illinois, United States.

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The centerpiece is a replica of the log cabin built and occupied by Thomas Lincoln, father of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

A log cabin is a dwelling constructed of logs, especially a less finished or architecturally sophisticated structure.

Thomas Lincoln was an American farmer, carpenter, and father of 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

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Abraham Lincoln never lived here and only occasionally visited, but he provided financial help to the household and, after Thomas died in 1851, Abraham owned and maintained the farm for his stepmother, Sarah Bush Lincoln.


The farmstead is operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

The Illinois Historic Preservation Division, formerly Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is a governmental agency of the U.S. state of Illinois, and is a division of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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