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

Lexington

 
 
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By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
1. Lexington Marker
Inscription.  Named in honor of first Battle of the American Revolution. William McConnell was among the party of hunters who came to site from Harrodsburg in 1775. Built cabin to obtain land title but driven off by Indians. Lexington later settled by Robert Patterson and companions, 1779. Major frontier town. Home of Henry Clay, Mary Todd Lincoln and John C. Breckinridge.
 
Erected 1973 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 0136.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 59.995′ N, 84° 31.225′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Nicholasville Road (U.S. 27) and Moore Drive, on the right when traveling north on Nicholasville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2666 Nicholasville Road, Lexington KY 40503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maxwell Place (approx. 2.7 miles away); Margaret Isadora King / Margaret I. King Library
Lexington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
2. Lexington Marker
(approx. 2.7 miles away); What's in a Name? (approx. 2.8 miles away); Gillis Building 1889 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Thomas D. Clark (approx. 2.8 miles away); Main Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); Barker Hall and Buell Armory (approx. 2.9 miles away); Ashland / Clay & Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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