Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
First Race Course
Near this spot pioneers in 1780 established the starting point of the first race path in Kentucky, extending southward one quarter mile.
Erected by Historical Markers Society. (Marker Number 6.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
Location. 38° 2.831′ N, 84° 30.154′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on South Broadway (U.S. 68), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 343 South Broadway, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oldest House in Lexington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rokeby Hall (about 500 feet away); Methodism in Lexington / First United Methodist Church (about 800 feet away); A Founder of D.A.R. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wanting Everyone to Have a Vote (approx. First Inauguration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Land (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peaceful Protests for Equality / Turning a Blind Eye to a Movement (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 118 times this year. Last updated on April 21, 2023, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.