Little Pigeon Creek Families
There were at least 40 families within a five-mile radius of the Lincoln home in 1820. Most of them had come from Kentucky and some, including the Carters and Gordons, had been neighbors of the Lincolns in Hardin County, Kentucky. These families formed the nucleus of the community within which the Lincolns lived and worked during the 14 years they were in Indiana.
Did You Know?
Much of the early development of the park was done in the 1930s by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps.One of its most notable accomplishments was the excavation of the Lincoln cabin hearthstones.Pictures of the stones and articles on the discovery appeared in numerous newspapers in 1934.