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Hodgenville is a home rule-class city〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Summary and Reference Guide to House Bill 331 City Classification Reform )〕 in LaRue County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county.〔(【引用サイトリンク】accessdate=2011-06-07 )〕 It sits along the North Fork of the Nolin River. The population was 3,206 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Elizabethtown metropolitan area.
An English-born Virginian, Robert Hodgen purchased 10,000 acres of land in the vicinity. In 1789, after the American Revolutionary War, when settlers started moving west into Kentucky, he built a mill at the site. After his death, the community that developed around it was called Hodgenville upon the petition of his widow and children. The United States post office at the site, however, was known as Hodgensville from 1826 to 1904.
The city was formally incorporated by the state assembly on February 18, 1836.〔Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Hodgenville, Kentucky". Accessed 29 Jul 2013.〕
Abraham Lincoln was born in a small cabin on Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville on February 12, 1809.〔http://www.presidentialavenue.com/al.cfm#1〕 About two years later, the family moved to another farm in the Hodgenville area.〔()〕 Despite claims made later, the cabin Lincoln was born in was likely destroyed by the time of his assassination.
The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park labels the replica cabin, which was built thirty years after his death, the "Traditional Lincoln Birthplace Cabin." The significance of the two Hodgenville sites (birthplace and boyhood home) are found in the setting. Preservation of these two national sites allows visitors to see the landscape of the earliest period of Abraham Lincoln's life. The Lincoln Museum is opened for visitors downtown and the bronze Abraham Lincoln Statue stands at the town square.
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