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

Pioneer Burying Ground

 
 
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By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
1. Pioneer - Burying Ground Marker
Inscription. Lexington's first burial ground was on this site, part of “first hill” on route from fort toward Georgetown. In 1781, this square was set aside by town trustees for house of worship and graveyard. The cemetery was used until end of cholera epidemic in 1833. Since 1788, there have been four Baptist churches here.

Presented by Lexington-Fayette Co. Historic Commission.
 
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1552.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 3.031′ N, 84° 30.087′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Route 421, 25) and Felix Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 552 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. Town Branch (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Todd Lincoln (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Todd Lincoln House (about
Pioneer Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
2. Pioneer Burying Ground Marker
500 feet away); Lexington (about 500 feet away); Todd House (about 500 feet away); African American Physicians (about 800 feet away); First Inauguration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Breckinridge's Last Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
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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 330 times since then and 31 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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