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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Andrew Jackson

1767 - 1845

 
 
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By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
1. Andrew Jackson Marker
Inscription. George Washington's diary included references to attending horse racing and Thomas Jefferson was also an avid horseman. Their interest, however, could hardly match that of Andrew Jackson, who stabled some of his race horses on the White House Grounds during his presidency. While Jackson's fame in America rightly comes from service as President, general, and jurist, he was also a sportsman throughout life. When he moved westward from North Carolina, he at one time conceived of building a race track in Natchez, Mississippi. After his career took him instead to Nashville, Tennessee, Jackson was a partner in reviving the course at Clover Bottom. He was such an astute horseman that when he saw Truxton defeated by Greyhound he recognized the former was under-trained, so he bought Truxton and challenged for a rematch. Gen. Jackson won his bet of $5,000, including $1,500 worth of men's apparel. Jackson's best horses at one stage were defeated by Capt. Jessie Haynie's mare Maria. Late in life, when asked if he had ever failed in any cause he embraced, the former President replied, "Nothing that I can remember, except Haynie's Maria. I could not beat her."
 
Location. 38° 2.502′ N, 84° 29.4′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached
Andrew Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
2. Andrew Jackson Marker
from the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60) and Midland Avenue (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in Thoroughbred Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel D. Riddle (a few steps from this marker); Henry Clay (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps (a few steps from this marker); John W. Galbreath (a few steps from this marker); Col. Phil T. Chinn (a few steps from this marker); Capt. Harry Guggenheim (a few steps from this marker); Harry Payne Whitney (a few steps from this marker); Sam Hildreth (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Start with this plaque. The page for this plaque has a Related Markers list of all the plaques in Thoroughbred Park. You can use that list to easily page through all of the markers. (Submitted on August 19, 2012.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   2. 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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