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Indiana Historical Bureau

IHB > Historical Markers > Find a Marker > David Turnham (1803-1884) David Turnham (1803-1884)

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