“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Henry Clay

Pioneer Purebred Livestock Breeder

Henry Clay Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Ken Smith, September 1, 2012
1. Henry Clay Marker
Inscription. Brought to "Ashland" and its pastures Hereford Cattle from England, in 1817, and added them to his herd of shorthorns. Here he pioneered thoroughbred horse breeding in the Blue Grass. To this farm he brought jack stock from Spain. Here he bred Merino sheep, Red and Belted hogs, and by his example constantly inspired other farmers to improve their livestock. This memorial is presented by "Country Home Magazine" and dedicated by the Kentucky Live Stock Improvement Association October 21, 1937
Erected 1937 by Country Home Magazine & Kentucky Live Stock Improvement Association.
Location. 38° 1.753′ N, 84° 28.869′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on Sycamore Road west of Richmond Road (U.S. 25, 421), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Sycamore Road, Lexington KY 40502, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Ashland" (within shouting distance of this marker); Madeline M. Breckinridge / Kentucky Suffrage Leader (within shouting distance of this marker); Ashland / Clay & Abraham Lincoln (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Henry Clay Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Ken Smith, September 1, 2012
2. Henry Clay Marker
Civil War Action At "Ashland" (about 600 feet away); Ashland Park / Olmsted Brothers In KY (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lexington (approx. one mile away); Robert A. Alexander (approx. one mile away); William S. Farish (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
Also see . . .  Ashland - The Henry Clay Estate. (Submitted on November 6, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 315 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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