Cardinal Valley in Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The bur oak is considered the most characteristic tree of the Bluegrass landscape. The species is common to savannas, which are park-like grassy openings with scattered trees. The acorns are the largest of any North American oak and they are important wildlife food. The bur oak is a slow growing, long-lived tree. Bur oak is considered a good tree for urban planting as it is tolerant of city pollution.
Photograph of Bluegrass Savanna, courtesy of the Friends of Griffith Woods.
Funded in part by the Friends of McConnell Springs and the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Erected by the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Lexington-Fayette
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry.
Location. 38° 3.207′ N, 84° 31.802′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. It is in Cardinal Valley. Marker is on Rebmann Lane, on the right when traveling south. Located deep within the 26-acre McConnell Springs Park (about a 1500 foot walk). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Rock Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); Building Foundation (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barn Foundation (about 400 feet away); Rock Quarry (about 400 feet away); McConnell Springs Park (about 800 feet away); McConnell Springs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington Named / Lexington Settled (approx. 0.3 miles away); Preston's Cave Spring (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.