Bostic, North Carolina: Birthplace of Lincoln, Bastard

Historical plaque and small museum collection spins an alternate tale of Abe Lincoln's origins. Bonded servant Nancy Hanks, with child courtesy of her NC landowner, later marries Tom Lincoln in KY. Start your bastard Lincoln pilgrimage at the Bostic Lincoln Center museum.

Bostic Lincoln Center

112 Depot Center, Bostic, NC
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.
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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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