Inventory & Monitoring at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Photo of animal shed at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Goat area at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.


Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located in southwest Indiana and is a roughly rectangular-shaped property of 200 acres. The setting memorializes President Abraham Lincoln as it recalls aspects of Lincoln's childhood and protects the gravesite of Mary Hanks Lincoln. At some time during the mid-1800s, the majority of the current LIBO property was cleared and several buildings were erected as part of the Lincoln City development.
The park is located in the Wabash Lowlands physiographic province of southwestern Indiana in a transition to the Crawford Upland to the east. The land above 450 feet is comprised of steep sloping hills dissected by shallow ravines. The only permanent water source at LIBO is a small constructed pond. During the spring, the northern one-third of the park contains several ephemeral pools and streams that are not obvious during the remainder of the year.
An analysis of pre-settlement vegetation of Spencer County indicated a mosaic of upland xeric (dry) and mesic oak-hickory forest with patches of mesic mixed-hardwood forest grading into bottomland forests along stream banks. Mature forest covers approximately 120 acres at LIBO. The forests are largely the result of reforestation by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Olmstead plan implementation of the 1930s and 1940s, although there are a small number of older, open-grown trees left for ornamental purposes.

Natural Resource Updates

Loading results...
    Tags: HTLN LIBO
    Monitoring Reports

    Source: Data Store Saved Search 3507 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

    Inventory Reports

    Source: Data Store Collection 4260 (results presented are a subset). To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

    Check out the links below for other interesting science information about your park:

    Air Quality in Parks
    Learn about the air quality at your park and how it has changed over time.

    NPS Geodiversity Atlas
    An interactive map to explore the full variety of natural geologic (rocks, minerals, sediments, fossils, landforms, and physical processes) and soil resources and processes that occur in your park.

    Find out what plants and animals are present in your park or other parks.

    Last updated: October 15, 2018