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

First Race Course

 
 
First Race Course Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 17, 2010
1. First Race Course Marker
Inscription. Near this spot pioneers in 1780 established the starting point of the first race path in Kentucky, extending southward one quarter mile.
 
Erected by Historical Markers Society. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.831′ N, 84° 30.154′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on South Broadway (U.S. 68), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 343 South Broadway, Lexington,KY, 40508, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Methodism in Lexington / First United Methodist Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Inauguration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Land (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Branch (approx. 0.2 miles away); African American Physicians (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. mile away); Pioneer Burying Ground (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Additional keywords. Bluegrass,
Approaching marker from the north. image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 17, 2010
2. Approaching marker from the north.
Horse Racing, Thoroughbred, Standardbred

 
Categories. Sports
 
 
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 605 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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