Stanville, Kentucky: World's Second Largest Seated Lincoln

Big seated Honest Abe, only a tad smaller than DC's enthroned President, was commissioned by a lawyer who is currently in a federal penitentiary for fraud.
Address:
9420 S. US Hwy 23, Stanville, KY
Directions:
On southbound US Hwy 23 in Stanville, just south of the Subway and Dollar General store on the southbound side, and just north of the Huddle House on the northbound side.
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Stanville, 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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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."

[RoadsideAmerica.com 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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