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

Lexington's First Airport

 
 
Lexington's First Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Lexington's First Airport Marker
Inscription.  Halley Field, Lexington's first municipal airport, was located on Meadowthorpe Farm, owned at the time by Dr. Samuel Halley. In use since 1921, it officially opened May 28, 1927 and was dedicated June 11 of that same year. World-famous aviator Col. Charles Lindbergh landed here on March 28, 1928. Over.
Sponsored by Blue Grass Airport

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Halley Field hosted air circuses, flight training, sight seeing tours, and small airlines. It reverted back to farmland in 1934 and became a subdivision in 1949. Meadowthorpe Farm was originally developed by Jacob Hostetter. Other owners included noted distiller Col. James Pepper, who greatly enlarged the original 1849 Greek Revival home.
Sponsored by Blue Grass Airport

 
Erected 2015 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2440.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 28, 1928.
 
Location.
Lexington's First Airport Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. Lexington's First Airport Marker (reverse)
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38° 4.041′ N, 84° 31.524′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Boiling Springs Drive and Old Leestown Road, in the median on Boiling Springs Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Boiling Springs Drive, Lexington KY 40511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lexington Named / Lexington Settled (approx. 0.7 miles away); McConnell Springs (approx. 0.9 miles away); McConnell Springs Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ladies' Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Building Foundation (approx. 0.9 miles away); Barn Foundation (approx. one mile away); Rock Quarry (approx. one mile away); Rock Fence (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
View towards Leestown Road (US-421) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. View towards Leestown Road (US-421)
Looking into the Meadowthorpe neighborhood of Lexington. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
4. Looking into the Meadowthorpe neighborhood of Lexington.
 
 
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 123 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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May. 19, 2022