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

Lewis And Clark In Kentucky

William Clark In Lexington / Meriwether Lewis In Lexington

 
 
Obverse - Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
1. Obverse - Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Marker
Inscription.  
William Clark in Lexington. Clark, coleader of the 1803-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, and his family spent October 30, 1809, at Lexington's Traveler's Hall, operated by Cuthbert Banks. Clark also visited expedition member George Shannon, who was attending Transylvania University.

Meriwether Lewis in Lexington. On Jan. 20, 1808, Lewis, coleader of the 1803-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, attended a dinner in his honor at Wilson's Inn, where locals gave 22 toasts. Lewis was passing through Ky. after he was named gov. of La. Territory.
 
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways, presented by the Ohio River Chapter, Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation; National Park Service; Ky. Lewis & Clark Bicentennia Commission; Lexington History Museum. (Marker Number 2219.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 
Reverse - Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
2. Reverse - Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Marker
2.749′ N, 84° 29.808′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 421, 60) and South Limestone Street, on the left when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 E Main St, 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. Phoenix Park (a few steps from this marker); Rotary Club of Lexington / Phoenix Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Strength in Numbers / Forcing a Change (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street Christian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Skuller's Clock (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lexington's Long History with Slavery / Driven by Money (about 400 feet away); From Enslaved to Community Activist / The Original Power Couple (about 500 feet away); Fairness Ordinance (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
3. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2012, by C. London of Lexington, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on December 8, 2020, by C. London of Lexington, Kentucky. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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