David Turnham (1803-1884)
Location: SR 162 & CR 1625 N, in front of Heritage Hills High School, Lincoln City. (Spencer County, Indiana)
Erected 1995 Indiana Historical Bureau and Spencer County Historical Society
ID# : 74.1995.1
In 1819, Turnham family settled less than one mile northeast of Thomas Lincoln's farm. Turnham was a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Turnham loaned Lincoln Revised Laws of Indiana (1824) in 1827. After Lincoln's assassination, he provided information to historians about Lincoln's youth.
Early Settlement and Exploration, Politics