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Breckinridge's Last Home

 
 
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By Ken Smith, July 13, 2012
1. Breckinridge's Last Home Marker
Inscription. Built circa 1866, this house was occupied by John C. Breckinridge in 1874-1875. The former U.S. senator and youngest U.S. vice-president was also a Confederate general and secretary of war. After exile, he returned to Lexington in 1869 and resumed the practice of law. He rented this house the last year of his life and died here May 17, 1875.
 
Erected 1984 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1742.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 3.108′ N, 84° 29.897′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on 2nd. Street east of Bruce Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 429 W. 2nd. Street, Lexington KY 40507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. School Of Medicine (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Hunt Morgan / Genetic Research (about 500 feet away); Mary Todd Lincoln (about 700 feet away); Hunt-Morgan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan House
Breckinridge's Last Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 13, 2012
2. Breckinridge's Last Home Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Clay's Law Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington Public Library 1905 - 1989 / A Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
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Breckinridge's Last Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 13, 2012
3. Breckinridge's Last Home Marker
Breckinridge's Last Home & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 13, 2012
4. Breckinridge's Last Home & Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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