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Lincoln Pioneer Village

Lincoln Pioneer Village
From 9th Street, in July 2011
Lincoln Pioneer Village is located in Indiana
Location Junction of 9th St. and Eureka Rd., Rockport, Indiana
Area 1.8 acres (0.73 ha)
Built 1935 (1935)
Built by WPA/FERA
Architect George Honig
Architectural style Split log cabin
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 98000305[1]
Added to NRHP April 20, 1998

Lincoln Pioneer Village is a memorial along the

  • Lincoln Pioneer Village,
  • Lincoln Pioneer Village, short video of the village

External links

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Bess V. Ehrmann (1949). "Lincoln Pioneer Village: A Lincoln Memorial, Rockport, Indiana". Democrat Publishing Company. 
  3. ^ a b c Wanda Lou Willis (2004). More Haunted Hoosier Trails. Emmis Books. p. 191.  
  4. ^ a b Best Books (1941). Indiana: A Guide to the Hoosier State. Best Books. pp. 406–407.  
  5. ^ Glory-June Greiff (September 29, 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Registration Form: Lincoln Pioneer Village" (PDF).   Photos
  6. ^ Ralph Gary (November 2002). Following in Lincoln's Footsteps: A Complete Annotated Reference to Hundreds of Historical Sites Visited by Abraham Lincoln. BASIC BOOKS. p. 196.  


  1. ^ a b Lepha's surname is also spelled McCay and McKey


See also

  • The movie The Kentuckian was filmed at Lincoln Pioneer Village[3][6]

In popular culture

  • Administration Building and Museum Room
  • John Pritcher Law Office
  • Azel Dorsey House
  • Daniel Grass House
  • Aunt Lepha Mackey House[1]
  • Gentry Mansion
  • Former Home of Rueben Grigsby
  • Pigeon Creek Baptist Church
  • Brown's Inn
  • Lincoln Cabin
  • Market and Barter House
  • Grandview Blockhouse
  • Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Crawford House
  • William Jones store

The village buildings include:[4]


The houses include those of his sister Sarah Lincoln Grigsby and brother-in-law Aaron Grigsby, merchant and farmer James Gentry, and neighbor Josiah Crawford, who employed Abraham and Sarah Lincoln. The Aunt Lepha Mackey[1] Cabin represents the home of the Rockport woman who took in and taught African American children, who would not have otherwise had an education. Mackey's cabin was the site of first school for African American children in southern Indiana. The village also includes a replica of John Pritcher's Rockport law office and the William Jones store.[2]

The village replica was built near the boat landing that Lincoln used for his flatboat trips.[2] A wooden stockade surrounds the village, which contains a replica of the old Little Pigeon Baptist Church, log cabin school house, school, an inn, houses, and a law office.[2][3] The cabins represent the homes of people that lived in the community (Little Pigeon Creek Community) where Lincoln was raised and is furnished in keeping with the frontier times and lifestyle, including spinning wheels, churns, handmade chairs, iron pans, tables, beds, dishes and other furnishings.[2]

Rockport is the county seat for Spencer County and 17 miles from where Lincoln was raised.[2] In Rockport, Lincoln borrowed books from John Pitcher, a lawyer, and set off with Allen Gentry on flatboat trips to New Orleans.[2]



  • Overview 1
  • Buildings 2
  • In popular culture 3
  • See also 4
  • Notes 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

[5] on April 20, 1998.National Register of Historic Places It was listed as a historic district on the [2]

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