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

Lexington

 
 
Lexington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
1. Lexington Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of first Battle of the American Revolution. William McConnell was among the party of hunters who came to site from Harrodsburg in 1775. Built cabin to obtain land title but driven off by Indians. Lexington later settled by Robert Patterson and companions, 1779. Major frontier town. Home of Henry Clay, Mary Todd Lincoln and John C. Breckinridge.
 
Erected 1973 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 0136.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 59.995′ N, 84° 31.225′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Nicholasville Road (U.S. 27) and Moore Drive, on the right when traveling north on Nicholasville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2666 Nicholasville Road, Lexington KY 40503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashland / Clay & Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.9 miles away); Henry Clay (approx. 2.9 miles away); "Ashland" (approx. 3 miles away); Madeline M. Breckinridge / Kentucky Suffrage Leader
Lexington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
2. Lexington Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Civil War Action At "Ashland" (approx. 3 miles away); Ashland Park / Olmsted Brothers In KY (approx. 3.1 miles away); Beck House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sheikh Mohammed (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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