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

Town Branch

 
 
Town Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
1. Town Branch Marker
Inscription. Under Vine Street flows the Town Branch of Elkhorn, the stream upon whose banks Lexington was established in 1779. Used in the early days to bring merchandise to Lexington from Ohio River. On Town Branch was launched Edward West's steamboat in 1793. Heavy floods troubled Lexington until a large underground channel was built in 1930s.

Presented by Lexington-Fayette Co. Historic Commission.
 
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1556.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 3.003′ N, 84° 30.077′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 421, 25) 0.2 miles west of Algonquin Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the Main St parking lot of the Lexington Convection Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 516 W Main St, Lexington KY 40507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Todd Lincoln
Town Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
2. Town Branch Marker
(about 400 feet away); Mary Todd Lincoln House (about 600 feet away); African American Physicians (about 600 feet away); Todd House (about 700 feet away); First Inauguration (about 700 feet away); Silversmith Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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