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Breckinridge's Last Home

 
 
Breckinridge's Last Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 13, 2012
1. Breckinridge's Last Home Marker
Inscription.  Built circa 1866, this house was occupied by John C. Breckinridge in 1874-1875. The former U.S. senator and youngest U.S. vice-president was also a Confederate general and secretary of war. After exile, he returned to Lexington in 1869 and resumed the practice of law. He rented this house the last year of his life and died here May 17, 1875.
 
Erected 1984 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1742.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1933.
 
Location. 38° 3.108′ N, 84° 29.897′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on 2nd. Street east of Bruce Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 429 W 2nd Street, Lexington KY 40507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. School Of Medicine (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Hunt Morgan / Genetic Research (about
Breckinridge's Last Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 13, 2012
2. Breckinridge's Last Home Marker
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500 feet away); Mary Todd Lincoln (about 700 feet away); St. Paul Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); Hunt-Morgan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clark Hardware Company Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Architects Shryock / Another Shryock (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Breckinridge's Last Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 13, 2012
3. Breckinridge's Last Home Marker
Breckinridge's Last Home & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 13, 2012
4. Breckinridge's Last Home & Marker
John C. Breckenridge image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
5. John C. Breckenridge
by E Saintin N.Y., 1860 ; from a photo by Brady.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 14, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   5. submitted on October 1, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 29, 2022