Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
1732 - 1799
Many of the emerging towns and cities along the East Coast had race courses, and Washington attended these with some frequency. His lament that he was "a consistent and persistent looser" at the Annapolis races of 1862 was often quoted. On occasion, Washington served as an official at race meetings, and his diary has references to enjoying the social aspect of racing as well, with such notes as "dined at the Coffee House with the (Maryland) Jockey Club."
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these Animals • Entertainment • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 38° 2.509′ N, 84° 29.375′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60) and Midland Avenue (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling west. Located in Thoroughbred Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Midland Avenue, 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. William S. Farish (here, next to this marker); John S. Knight (here, next to this marker); Lexington (a few steps from this marker); Robert A. Alexander (a few steps from this marker); William T. Young (a few steps from this marker); Sam Hildreth (a few steps from this marker); John W. Galbreath (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry Payne Whitney (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.