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

Fayette County

 
 
Fayette County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
1. Fayette County Marker
Inscription.  One of the three original counties formed when Kentucky Co., Virginia, was divided by Va. Act in 1780. Included area north and east of Ky. River, 37 persent-day counties and parts of 7 others. Reduced to its present boundaries by 1799.

Named for Marquis de Lafayette, French champion of liberty, who came to America in 1777 to assist with our war for independence.
 
Erected 1972 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1440.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 2.857′ N, 84° 29.89′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 421). Located in front of the historic courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Fayette County World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); John Cabell Breckinridge
Fayette County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
2. Fayette County Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside (within shouting distance of this marker); John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Vice President (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery in Fayette Co. / Cheapside Slave Auction Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Peaceful Protests for Equality / Turning a Blind Eye to a Movement (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Silversmith Shop (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Adjacent Granite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
3. Adjacent Granite Marker
Dedicated to all Innocent Victims of Crime; April 1991 Contributed by: Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Fayette Commonwealth's Attorney; Crime Victims for Equal Rights.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,076 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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