Log Cabin Birthplace of Lincoln's Mom

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Antioch, West Virginia

Nancy Hanks was born in a log cabin in the hills of West Virginia in 1784. In 1933 a small rock monument with a bronze tablet was erected on the spot, claiming that Nancy was born in 1782 -- one of many discrepancies in her murky past. However, the birth site itself seems to have been fairly well established, and a replica of her imagined birth spot log cabin has been built across the road. The site is so off-the-beaten-path that visitors to the cabin have reported finding it unlocked, trusting whoever visits it to respect the rustic replica furnishings within.

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Log Cabin Birthplace of Lincoln's Mom

Nancy Hanks Rd, Antioch, WV
From US Hwy 50, either three-quarters of a miles east of Hwy 972 or 1.2 miles west of US Hwy 220, turn south at brown "Nancy Hanks Memorial" sign onto Grayson Gap Rd/CR 6. Follow signs, through several turns, six miles to cabin on right, monument on left. There's a gate across the road with "No Trespassing" signs, but you're allowed to open the gate to visit the cabin.
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