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Ellerslie

 
 
Ellerslie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 17, 2013
1. Ellerslie Marker
Inscription.  The home which stood on this site from 1787 to 1947 was built by Levi Todd (1756-1807), who named it for his ancestral village in Scotland. He was one of a party of hunters who named Lexington in 1775; first Fayette County clerk; aide to George Rogers Clark, 1779, Kaskaskia Expedition; Maj., Battle Blue Licks; trustee, Transylvania; grandfather of Mary Todd Lincoln.
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1001.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
 
Location. 38° 0.826′ N, 84° 27.601′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on Richmond Road (U.S. 25, 421) south of Lake Park Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2440 Richmond Road, Lexington KY 40502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
Ellerslie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 17, 2013
2. Ellerslie Marker
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as the crow flies. Civil War Action At "Ashland" (approx. 1½ miles away); Garden Club of Lexington / Ashland Garden (approx. 1½ miles away); Madeline M. Breckinridge / Kentucky Suffrage Leader (approx. 1½ miles away); Childhood Home (approx. 1½ miles away); Abraham Lincoln and Henry Clay (approx. 1½ miles away); A&M College at Ashland (approx. 1½ miles away); "Ashland" (approx. 1.6 miles away); Agriculture at Ashland (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Ellerslie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 17, 2013
3. Ellerslie Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 755 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 9, 2023