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

“Ashland”

 
 
"Ashland" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 17, 2010
1. "Ashland" Marker
Inscription.
Historic home of Henry Clay
Orator - Statesman - Patriot
Kentucky's favorite son
Born - 1777 Died - 1852.

 
Erected by Historical Markers Society. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 1.745′ N, 84° 28.848′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from Sycamore Road just from Richmond Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington KY 40502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Clay (within shouting distance of this marker); Madeline M. Breckinridge / Kentucky Suffrage Leader (within shouting distance of this marker); Ashland / Clay & Abraham Lincoln (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Action At "Ashland" (about 500 feet away); Ashland Park / Olmsted Brothers In KY (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lexington (approx. one mile away); Robert A. Alexander (approx. one mile away); William S. Farish (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Related marker. Click here for
Ashland side entrance image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 17, 2010
2. Ashland side entrance
another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henry Clay - A Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on September 23, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Ashland - The Henry Clay Estate. (Submitted on September 23, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
<i>Ashland. Home of Henry Clay, Lexington, Ky.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1905
3. Ashland. Home of Henry Clay, Lexington, Ky.
Henry Clay image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
4. Henry Clay
This 1842 portrait of Henry Clay by John Neagle hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“His admirers called him ‘Gallant Harry,‘ and his impetuous charm made him quite possibly the most beloved politician of his generation. But the real legacy of Kentucky's Henry Clay was his unstinting devotion, in the House of Representatives and later in the Senate, to maintaining a strong American union. In the early 1830s, as southern states threatened to nullify federal authority over a tariff bill that would have hurt plantation economies, Clay set aside his own preference for the new law to orchestrate a compromise. In 1850, with the North and South on the verge of armed conflict over the extension of slavery into the new western territories, Clay again stepped in with proposals that, temporarily at least, satisfied both sections. This last act of his career earned him the title of Great Pacificator.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 847 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky.   3. submitted on November 18, 2014.   4. submitted on October 16, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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