Long Run, Kentucky: Murder Spot and Grave of Lincoln's Grandpa

Abraham Lincoln's grandfather was killed by Indians here while his father watched. Also buried: a great-uncle of President Harry S Truman.

Long Run Cemetery

Address:
Old Stage Coach Rd, Long Run, KY
Directions:
Long Run Cemetery. From US-60/Shelbyville Rd turn north onto Long Run Rd. Drive two miles. Turn right onto Old Stage Coach Rd. You'll see the small cemetery on the right.
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Lincoln's grandfather's grave.

Long Run Cemetery: Lincoln Connections

Abraham Lincoln's grandfather was killed here by Native Americans while his father watched, and is buried here. Also buried here is a great-uncle of President Harry S Truman. The cemetery also features a "Lincoln Tree" grown from a white oak acorn from a tree that sheltered future President Lincoln during an outdoor speech in 1840.

[Jeff Foushee, 08/24/2019]

A weathered plaque from 1961, "You Stand on Historic Ground," provides extensive details of the importance of this tiny spot where Captain Abraham Lincoln was killed in a stealthy ambush while he was "laboring to open a farm."

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