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

U.S. Vice President

 
 
U.S. Vice President Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
1. U.S. Vice President Marker
Inscription. (Front):
John Cabell Breckinridge, 1821-75, one of four Kentuckians - more than any state, except New York - who were U.S. Vice Presidents. Others were Adlai E. Stevenson, Richard M. Johnson, and Alben W. Barkley. In U.S. Congress, 1851-55. Elected Vice-President in 1856. Candidate of Southern Democrats for President in 1860, carrying nine Southern States. See over.

(Back):
Breckinridge served as a major of Kentucky Volunteers, Mexican war. Elected to U.S. Senate in 1860. Becaem brig. general, Confederate Army, 1861, and was expelled from the Senate. In battles of Shiloh, Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, and others. Confederate Secretary of War, Feb 1865 until surrender of Lee at Appomattox, April 1865. He was born and died in Lexington.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 741.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.887′ N, 84° 29.883′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Cheapside and West Short Street on Cheapside. Touch for map. Located west of the historic Courthouse between West
Reverse of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
2. Reverse of Marker
Main Street and West Short 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. Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside ( within shouting distance of this marker); Silversmith Shop ( 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); Slavery in Fayette Co. / Cheapside Slave Auction Block ( within shouting distance of this marker); John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) ( within shouting distance of this marker); First Inauguration ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); African American Physicians ( about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable PersonsPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
U.S. Vice President Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
3. U.S. Vice President Marker
U.S. Vice President Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
4. U.S. Vice President Marker
The marker is not by the statue of Breckinridge. The area has a new look. In the summer there is a lot going on in this area into the night. I was told it was safe to be there.
Statue of Breckinridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
5. Statue of Breckinridge
John Cabell Breckinridge. Erected by the Commonwealth of Kentucky A.D. 1887
U.S. Vice President Breckinridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 16, 2008
6. U.S. Vice President Breckinridge
 
 
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 1,337 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   4. submitted on August 18, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   5, 6. submitted on December 1, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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