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Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln

LaRue County is known for its warmth and hospitality and its rural setting. The citizens take pride in the county’s role as the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States.

For Business

With forecasted growth ahead, opportunity has never been greater for entrepreneurs and businesses. LaRue County local government partners with the community to help shape and and expand possibilities.

For Visitors

There’s more to do in LaRue County than you’ll have time for. With two National Parks and a new entertainment destination, history buffs, music lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts will have plenty to choose from.

For Residents

Whether you’re a prospective or current resident, LaRue County is a bedroom community that everyone wants to come home to. With several amenities and a strong school system, the county is a great place to call home.

Welcome to LaRue County!

LaRue County is known for its warm hospitality, quiet rural setting, and the pride the community takes in being the birthplace of our nation’s greatest president, Abraham Lincoln.

LaRue County is centrally located in Kentucky and is within a couple hours of most of Kentucky’s major metropolitan areas, major universities, and tourists attractions. Lincoln Parkway, US 31E, US 31W, I-65 and other major routes all give LaRue County easy transportation access.

While agriculture continues to be a major portion of the area’s economy, business and economic development efforts have seen an influx of new employment opportunities in the region. The LaRue County Industrial Foundation spearheads the effort to attract new industry and business to LaRue County as well as assist the expansion of current businesses.

LaRue County boasts a number of churches, both modern and historical, an excellent school system and public library, outstanding health care facilities, and a variety of civic clubs and agricultural associations.

Recreational opportunities in LaRue County include an 18-hole golf course, several lakes, a 220 acre nature preserve, and the LaRue County Park, which has soccer, football, softball, and baseball fields, and a multipurpose use facility.

Perhaps the most noted aspect of LaRue County is its rich history. The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is under the direction of the National Park Service. LaRue County also is the home of another National Park Service site with its recent acquisition of the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home on Knob Creek. This facility contains 228 acres that was purchased by Thomas Lincoln in 1812 and on which the Lincoln family lived until 1816.

Welcome to LaRue County. It’s a great place to be!


Blake Durrett

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