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

What's in a Name?

 
 
What's in a Name? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
1. What's in a Name? Marker
Inscription.  The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky (A&M) was established in 1865 as part of the private Kentucky University. In 1878, A&M separated from Kentucky University (now Transylvania University) to become an independent public institution. Lexington donated a 52-acre park south of downtown for a new campus, which is the present site of UK.
Class of 2001
(Reverse)
By 1880, the A&M College was commonly known as State College. A&M achieved university status in 1908 and was named State University, Lexington, Kentucky. In 1916, the legislature officially changed the name to University of Kentucky.
Class of 2001

 
Erected 2008 by University of Kentucky, Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 2289.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.254′ N, 84° 30.225′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker
View of marker with the Lafferty Building in the background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. View of marker with the Lafferty Building in the background.
can be reached from Patterson Drive. Located on the Campus of the University of Kentucky near Lafferty Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Patterson Drive, Lexington KY 40506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Margaret Isadora King / Margaret I. King Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maxwell Place (about 400 feet away); Thomas D. Clark (about 600 feet away); Barker Hall and Buell Armory (about 600 feet away); Gillis Building 1889 (about 600 feet away); Main Building (about 600 feet away); Adolph F. Rupp (1901-77) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beck House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
More about this marker. This marker was entirely funded by student donations as part of the University of Kentucky (UK) Student Development Council (SDC). Each year, by tradition, each graduating class of UK shares a piece of UK and Kentucky history through this marker program. The SDC has raised more than $110,000 for the marker program and student scholarships as part of the Live Blue Legacy Program.
 
Also see . . .  Kentucky Historical Society on the What's in a Name? Marker. (Submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Marker with a view of the Anderson Mechanical Engineering Building in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. Marker with a view of the Anderson Mechanical Engineering Building in background.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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