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

Lexington Cemetery

 
 
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Photographed By Ken Smith, September 1, 2012
1. Lexington Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Incorporated in 1849, Lexington Cemetery was laid out as a natural landscape park. Both Confederate and Union soldiers are buried in this cemetery. Towering over Henry Clay's grave is a 120-foot monument surmounted by his statue. Other noted men, including James Lane Allen, John C. Breckinridge, and John H. Morgan, interred here.

Presented by Lexington-Fayette Co. Historic Commission.
 
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1550.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 38° 3.359′ N, 84° 30.506′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 421) west of Newtown Pike (U.S. 25), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 837 West Main Street, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Mary Desha (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Clay (about 600 feet away); 1787-1987 Bicentennial Tree (about 600 feet away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington Historic Distillery District (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Lexington Cemetery - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 15, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.)
 
Lexington Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, September 1, 2012
2. Lexington Cemetery Marker
Lexington Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, September 1, 2012
3. Lexington Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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