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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
While motoring through western Virginia on my way from the historic resort of Orkney Springs to the scene of Stonewall Jackson's maneuvers against the army of John C. Fremont in the vicinity of Franklin, West Virginia, I came upon the historical marker below and the now-vacant Federal-style brick home seen above. The house was built ca. 18oo on the land owned and farmed by Abraham Lincoln's Virginia grandparents. Lincoln's father Thomas Lincoln had already moved to Kentucky and married Nancy Hanks before it was built, as detailed on the marker.
The house itself looks to be in sound condition, though needing paint and some repair, but the land around it is going fallow and unkempt, as can be seen in the photo below.