Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Rotary Club of Lexington / Phoenix Hotel
2016 * Kentucky Historical Society * Kentucky Department of Highways * 2488
Erected 2016 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways and the Rotary Club of Lexington. (Marker Number 2488.)
Topics and series. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 38° 2.768′ N, 84° 29.819′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60) and North Limestone, on the left when traveling north on East Main Street. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, at the northeast corner of Phoenix Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Main Street, Lexington KY 40507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Strength in Numbers / Forcing a Change (here, next to this marker); Phoenix Park (a few steps from this marker); Lewis And Clark In Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); Skuller's Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington's Long History with Slavery / Driven by Money (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Street Christian Church (about 400 feet away); From Enslaved to Community Activist / The Original Power Couple (about 400 feet away); John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
More about this marker. This is a two-sided marker, with one side about the Rotary Club of Lexington, and the other side about the Phoenix Hotel.
Related markers. list of markers that are related to this marker. Phoenix Hotel (Lexington, KY)
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1. Newest Historical Marker Tells of Phoenix Hotel in Lexington. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) dedicated a new historical marker on the former site of the storied Phoenix Hotel in Lexington on Thursday, June 23, 2016. For many years, the hotel was the regular weekly meeting site of the Rotary Club of Lexington, which sponsored the historical marker. The marker is at the corner of Limestone and East Main streets. (Submitted on June 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Phoenix Hotel (Lexington, Kentucky). The Phoenix Hotel was used for many purposes, including use as a headquarters by General William "Bull" Nelson, General Braxton Bragg, and General Kirby Smith during the American Civil War. Additionally, the Morgan's Men Association was formed at the Phoenix Hotel after the reinternment of General John Hunt Morgan on 17 April 1868. The surviving members of Morgan's command served as the funeral escort, and then met at the hotel. It was at this meeting that the Morgan's Men Association was created, which still exists in modern times. Around 1891, the Alpha Theta chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order at Transylvania University was founded, with the charter members being initiated at the Phoenix Hotel. (Submitted on June 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Phoenix Hotel: In the 20th Century (Submitted on June 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 5. submitted on July 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.