Bostic, North Carolina: The Bostic Lincoln

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Bostic Lincoln Center

Address:
112 Depot St., Bostic, NC
Directions:
Bostic Lincoln Center. 60 mi. west of Charlotte, US Hwy 74 Exit 182 north onto Broadway St, left on Main St./Business US Hwy 74 at Depot St. in Bostic.
Hours:
Th 1-4, F-Sa 10-1. Visits to the birth site must be arranged in advance. (Call to verify)
Phone:
828-245-9800
Admission:
Free, donations appreciated.
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Bostic Lincoln Center.

The Bostic Lincoln
Was Abraham Lincoln really the illegitimate child of a North Carolina servant girl? This attraction says, "Yes!" Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/28/2019]

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Original Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln

According to the Lincoln Center-Bostic website, "There is substantial evidence that Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born not in Kentucky, but on Puzzle Creek near Bostic, North Carolina, in Rutherford County. Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks was 'bound out' into the care of the Abraham Enlow family, who lived in Rutherford County before moving to Oconaluftee near Cherokee, North Carolina. She was a member of the Concord Baptist Church near Bostic prior to and after the birth of the baby, that she named Abraham. She left the area with 'Little Abe' and married Tom Lincoln in Kentucky where Jesse Head, the minister who performed the ceremony, wrote of the young boy's presence."

[J. Young, 03/27/2013]

The alternative oral tradition about Lincoln's unwed mom continues to delight conspiracy theorists and unrepentant rebels.

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