Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Lexington's First Airport
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.
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.
Location. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lexington Named / Lexington Settled (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ladies' Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. one mile away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. one mile away); 1787-1987 Bicentennial Tree (approx. 1.2 miles away); Henry Clay (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lexington Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colored Orphan Industrial Home (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in 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 73 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.