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

Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside

 
 
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By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
1. Lexington Courthouses Marker
Inscription.
Lexington Courthouses
East of Cheapside is the public square, where courthouses of Lexington ahve stood since 1788. The present edifice is fifth fourthouse, the fourth on this site. It was built during 1898-1900, after fire destroyed fourth courthouse and the famous statue "Woman Triumphant" by Kentucky sculptor Joel T. Hart. Over

Cheapside
A log schoolhouse on east side of public square was one of first buildings outside fort walls, 1782. Here, the first teacher, John McKinney, was attacked by a wildcat. A stone market house was built in 1795, and the surrounding square became a popular trading center. Court day was held each month until 1921. See Over
 
Erected 1978 by Lexington-Fayette Co. Historic Commission, Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1553.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.875′ N, 84° 29.893′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on Cheapside, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located west of the historic courthouse between W Main Street and W Short
Cheapside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
2. Cheapside Marker
Street. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington KY 40507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Vice President ( within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette County ( within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette County World War I Memorial ( within shouting distance of this marker); John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) ( within shouting distance of this marker); Silversmith Shop ( within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery in Fayette Co. / Cheapside Slave Auction Block ( within shouting distance of this marker); First Inauguration ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); African American Physicians ( about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Cheapside: African American Heritage Trail in Downtown Lexington. (Submitted on August 25, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducationGovernmentSettlements & Settlers
 
Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
3. Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside Marker
To the right of the marker you can see the new pavilion.
Lexington Courthouses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
4. Lexington Courthouses Marker
Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
5. Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside Marker
The new look of the square.
Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
6. Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside Marker
The pavilion has taken the place of the park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,347 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   3. submitted on August 18, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   4. submitted on December 1, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   5, 6. submitted on August 18, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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