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

Lexington Named / Lexington Settled

 
 
Lexington Named Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Lexington Named Marker
Inscription.  
Lexington Named
In early June of 1775, a party of frontiersmen, led by William McConnell, camped near here on a branch of Elkhorn Creek. Upon hearing of the colonists' victory at Lexington, Mass., on April 19, 1775, they named their campsite Lexington to commemorate the first battle of the American Revolution. Impressed with the area, they hoped to see a town here someday.

Lexington Settled
Due to danger of Indian attacks, permanent settlement was delayed for four years. In 1779 Colonel Robert Patterson and 25 companions came from Fort Harrod and erected a blockhouse at present Main and Mill streets. Cabins and stockade were soon built, making fort a place of importance. The town of Lexington was established on May 6, 1782, by act of Va. Gen. Assembly.
 
Erected 1978 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 554.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included
Lexington Settled Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. Lexington Settled Marker
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in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 19, 1775.
 
Location. 38° 3.47′ N, 84° 31.725′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Frankfort Road and McConnell Springs Road, on the right when traveling east on Old Frankfort Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 McConnell Springs Road, Lexington KY 40504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McConnell Springs (approx. 0.2 miles away); McConnell Springs Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Building Foundation (approx. ¼ mile away); Barn Foundation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rock Fence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rock Quarry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bur Oak (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lexington's First Airport (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
View of marker near Lexington’s 2 year old fire training tower. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. View of marker near Lexington’s 2 year old fire training tower.
View of marker looking south on McConnell Springs Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
4. View of marker looking south on McConnell Springs Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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May. 20, 2022