Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
McConnell Springs Park
This 26-acre park contains a wide variety of plant life as well as wildlife. Walking through the trails you may have the opportunity to observe various birds, as well as small mammals and reptiles. You will have the chance to stand beside the massive bur oak present when this land was first claimed by William McConnell.
The first spring you discover, the Blue Hole, is the spring near which William McConnell and his fellow frontiersmen camped in 1775. This group chose the name of "Lexington” for the future town they intended to establish in the area in honor of the recent Revolutionary War battle at Lexington, Massachusetts.
Since that time the area and its resources have been used for agriculture, gunpowder production, Bourbon production, dairy farming, trotting horses and as a dump. In 1994 the land was purchased through funding by the Friends of McConnell Springs and donated to the city to be developed into a Natural Area and Historic Park recognized by the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Funded in part by the Friends of McConnel1 Springs and the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Erected by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Parks & Recreation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
Location. 38° 3.293′ N, 84° 31.68′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from Rebmann Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 416 Rebmann Ln, Lexington KY 40502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McConnell Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Building Foundation (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bur Oak (about 800 feet away); Rock Fence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barn Foundation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rock Quarry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington Named / Lexington Settled (approx. 0.2 miles away); Preston's Cave Spring (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.