Bostic Lincoln Center

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Bostic Lincoln Center

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  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Thursday 1 - 4 pm; Friday-Saturday 10 am - 1 pm


  • 112 Depot Street

    Bostic,   NC   28018


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, in Rutherford County.

Visit this one-of-a-kind museum where you can browse through books, watch a documentary or learn first-hand about Lincoln's North Carolina roots. Even tour the remains of the birthplace of Lincoln (by appointment only, though).

A bit history: 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. 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.

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112 Depot Street
Bostic NC 28018


Latitude: 35° 21' 43.5594" / Longitude: -81° 50' 7.44"

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