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

Lexington Named / Lexington Settled

 
 
Lexington Named Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Lexington Named Marker
Inscription.  
Lexington Named
In early June of 1775, a party of frontiersmen, led by William McConnell, camped near here on a branch of Elkhorn Creek. Upon hearing of the colonists' victory at Lexington, Mass., on April 19, 1775, they named their campsite Lexington to commemorate the first battle of the American Revolution. Impressed with the area, they hoped to see a town here someday.

Lexington Settled
Due to danger of Indian attacks, permanent settlement was delayed for four years. In 1779 Colonel Robert Patterson and 25 companions came from Fort Harrod and erected a blockhouse at present Main and Mill streets. Cabins and stockade were soon built, making fort a place of importance. The town of Lexington was established on May 6, 1782, by act of Va. Gen. Assembly.
 
Erected 1978 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 554.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 
Lexington Settled Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. Lexington Settled Marker
3.47′ N, 84° 31.725′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Frankfort Road and McConnell Springs Road, on the right when traveling east on Old Frankfort Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 McConnell Springs Road, Lexington KY 40504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lexington's First Airport (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Clay (approx. one mile away); A National Cemetery System (approx. one mile away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. one mile away); Lexington Historic Distillery District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lexington Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Henry Clay (approx. 1.2 miles away); Vertner Woodson Tandy (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
View of marker near Lexington’s 2 year old fire training tower. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. View of marker near Lexington’s 2 year old fire training tower.
View of marker looking south on McConnell Springs Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
4. View of marker looking south on McConnell Springs Road.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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