By Lee McClellan
Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources
The headwaters of Green River above Green River Lake imprinted historical greatness on the descendants of the earliest settlers of the area.
Capt. Abraham Lincoln obtained the first recorded land grant in what is now Casey County with 800 acres along the Green River. His 8-year-old son, Thomas, narrowly escaped death during an Indian ambush that killed Capt. Lincoln in 1786. Without Thomas, we would never hear of his son Abraham Lincoln.