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Woodlawn Park in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Woodlawn Race Course

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
1. Woodlawn Race Course Marker
Inscription.  
Woodlawn Race Course
Opened in 1859 and drew national attention. Closed after Civil War. R.A. Alexander, noted breeder, was major figure in buying estate for National Racing Association. He contracted with Tiffany's to design Woodlawn Vase; used in 1861 and 1862. It was buried for safety during war. Vase is now winner's trophy at the Preakness Stakes, where a replica is given each year.
 
Erected 1988 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1820.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 38° 15.809′ N, 85° 37.794′ W. Marker is in Woodlawn Park, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Westport Road and Westport Terrace, on the right when traveling east on Westport Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beargrass Baptist Church (approx. 0.9
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By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
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miles away); Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806) (approx. 1.1 miles away); Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Locust Grove (approx. 1.1 miles away); Zachary Taylor Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lyndon (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Zachary Taylor Home (approx. 1˝ miles away); Gilman's Point / St. Matthews (approx. 1˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Woodlawn Vase on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 16, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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