Prestonsburg, Kentucky: World's Second Largest Seated Lincoln (In Transition)

Big seated Honest Abe, only a tad smaller than DC's enthroned President, was commissioned by a lawyer currently in a federal penitentiary for fraud. Formerly in Stanville; currently on the move to new home in Prestonsburg.

Trucked away from its former parking lot home on July 25, 2019. New home: Middle Creek Battlefield, possibly late in 2019.
In Transition
Prestonsburg, Kentucky - Big Lincoln, Courtesy of Mr. Social Security
World's Second Largest Seated Lincoln Statue: If you've driven anywhere in eastern Kentucky, you've seen billboards with the grinning face of Eric C. Conn, "Mr. Social Security." [09/23/2010] Complete Story...

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Lincoln Memorial replica.

World's Second Largest Seated Lincoln

The World's Second Largest Seated Lincoln has sat abandoned since its original owner, lawyer Eric C. Conn, was thrown into prison for Social Security fraud (The statue was unveiled with much fanfare by Conn in his office parking lot in November 2010). Now, according to the online publication Kentucky Today, the land where Abe sits has been bought by a real estate developer, and he has offered to donate the statue to the Middle Creek National Battlefield, ten miles away in Prestonsburg. Although the deal is not yet final, the Floyd County Tourist Commission has already set aside money to move the big statue, and Kentucky Today quotes one commissioner as saying, "believe it or not, people will drive 100 miles just to look at the daggone thing."

[ Team, 06/22/2019]

2nd Largest Statue of Seated Abe Lincoln.

2nd Largest Statue of Seated Abe Lincoln

The replica seated Abe Lincoln statue is the largest in the country. Abe sits an abandoned parking lot.

[Stephen Francia, 06/01/2019]

Lincoln Memorial replica.

Lincoln Memorial

A model of the Lincoln Memorial is right along Route 23 in Stanville, Kentucky.

[Etta Miller, 12/08/2015]

This 19-foot-tall Abe is supposedly the World's Second Largest Seated Lincoln. It was commissioned in 2010 by a lawyer who, in 2017, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, then fled the country. Lincoln remains.

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