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Locating the Site


Map 1: Indiana and surrounding area, 1816.

[Map 1] with link to larger version of map.
(Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial)

The northern part of the state was unorganized at this time.

Questions for Map 1

1. What natural feature determined Indiana's southern boundary? What might have been some reasons frontier families settled near this feature?

2. Locate the Lincoln farm. How would you describe its location within the state of Indiana?

3. In what part of the state were most of the towns located at this time? Can you think of any reasons why that might have been?


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