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

James Lane Allen

(1849-1925)

 
 
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By Ken Smith, September 1, 2012
1. James Lane Allen Marker
Inscription. This Transylvania honor graduate, who later taught there, won an international audience with his nostalgic stories and novels of Bluegrass region. Allen was born near Lexington. By 1893, after his work became popular, he moved to New York City. He died there, and was buried in Lexington Cem. His will provided funds for fountain nearby, for children of the city.
 
Erected 1990 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1875.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 3.042′ N, 84° 29.666′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on Market Street 0.1 miles west of West 3rd. Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 253 Market Street, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Transylvania Pavilion ( within shouting distance of this marker); Transylvania University ( within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Robert Patterson (1753-1827) / Patterson Cabin ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
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By Ken Smith, September 1, 2012
2. James Lane Allen Marker
line); Hunt-Morgan House ( about 500 feet away); Morgan House ( about 600 feet away); Lexington Public Library 1905 - 1989 / A Carnegie Library ( about 600 feet away); Samuel Brown, M.D. (1769 - 1830) ( about 600 feet away); Thomas Hunt Morgan / Genetic Research ( about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
James Lane Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, September 1, 2012
3. James Lane Allen Marker
Fountain, Dedicated to Youth image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, September 1, 2012
4. Fountain, Dedicated to Youth
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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