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

First Race Course

 
 
First Race Course Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matt Carter, September 17, 2010
1. First Race Course Marker
Inscription.  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 this topic list: 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, 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); First Inauguration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Land
Approaching marker from the north. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matt Carter, September 17, 2010
2. Approaching marker from the north.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Peaceful Protests for Equality / Turning a Blind Eye to a Movement (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Additional keywords. Bluegrass, Horse Racing, Thoroughbred, Standardbred
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 20, 2022