DescriptionIn 1816, Abraham Lincoln moved with his family from Kentucky to Indiana, settling near Gentryville at Pigeon Creek. Young Lincoln later took a job with merchant James Gentry ferrying cargo down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. While campaigning for presidential candidate Henry Clay in 1844, Lincoln returned to Gentryville to visit lifelong friend William Jones.
The house where Lincoln slept is preserved at the Colonel William Jones State Historic Site , .5 miles west of US 231 on Boone Street. The 100-acre wooded property, which includes an herb garden, a 1-mile hiking trail and a reconstructed log barn, is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 to 5, Sunday 1 to 5, mid-March to mid-December; phone (812) 937-2802.