Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Slavery in Fayette Co. / Cheapside Slave Auction Block
Erected 2003 by Lexington Alumni, Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2122.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil RightsKentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 38° 2.863′ N, 84° 29.842′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of West Short Street and North Upper Street on West Short Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 West Short Street, 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Vice President (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Lexingtonians Believed Strongly in Education 1865 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Silversmith Shop (about 400 feet away); Skuller's Clock (about 400 feet away); Lexington's Long History with Slavery / Driven by Money (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
1. Marker relocated after renovation of Courthouse.
This marker, which used to be on the Cheapside Park side of the courthouse, was vandalized in 2015. It was removed and put in storage during the
— Submitted August 28, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Additional keywords. human trafficking
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