Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Ashland / Clay & Abraham Lincoln
Ashland. Home of Henry Clay, born April 12, 1777, died June 29, 1852. Served as a state legislator, US rep. & senator, house speaker, secretary of state. He ran for president in 1824, 1832, & 1844. Also an attorney, he practiced law for more than 50 years. He imported and bred fine livestock here, including champion thoroughbreds.
Clay & Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln called Clay "my beau ideal of a statesman, for whom I fought all my humble life." Lincoln voted for Clay in 1832 & 1844. Family of Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, were friends with Clay. Lincoln based his political ideology on ideals of Clay & quoted him in many important speeches.
Erected 2007 by Ky Abraham Lincoln Bicentenial Commission. (Marker Number 2235.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Notable Places • Peace. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1869.
Location. 38° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Sycamore Road, 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. A&M College at Ashland (within shouting distance of this marker); Agriculture at Ashland (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Clay (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Childhood Home (about 300 feet away); Garden Club of Lexington / Ashland Garden (about 300 feet away); "Ashland" (about 300 feet away); Abraham Lincoln and Henry Clay (about 400 feet away); Madeline M. Breckinridge / Kentucky Suffrage Leader (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 910 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.