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Hodgenville is a small town in the Kentucky Derby Region. Its claim to fame is being the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln was born on Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville.

Get in[edit]

Interstate 65 cuts across LaRue County's western border. KY 61, also known as Lincoln Pkwy, leads to Hodgenville from Elizabethtown and I-65 and serves as a gateway to Kentucky's Cumberland Plateau. US 31E brings traffic from Bardstown and Glasgow and US 31W parallels I-65 in the western part of the county.

Get around[edit]



  • Lincoln Jamboree, 2579 Lincoln Farm Rd, +1 270 358-3545. Every Saturday Night, 8PM EST. All seats reserved at $8.00 each. Free weekend camp sites (with electricity) are available for customers. The campground opens At 11AM on Fridays.


Lincolns Loft Bookstore on the square



LaRue County is dry but Hodgenville voted to go wet in 2018.


More lodging is available in nearby Elizabethtown and Bardstown.


By phone[edit]

Most telephone numbers in Hodgenville and LaRue County consist of +1 270 plus a seven-digit number, but a second area code (+1 364) was overlain onto the entire 270 area in February 2014. A local or in-state telephone call now requires all 10 digits of the local number be dialed (omitting just the leading +1 from a local landline call).

Signage on many established businesses may still display the original seven-digit numbers; dial 270 before these if no area code is indicated.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Hodgenville
LouisvilleBardstown  N  S  GlasgowNashville

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