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

Silversmith Shop

 
 
Silversmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
1. Silversmith Shop Marker
Inscription. On this site, 1810-1838, was shop of Asa Blanchard, the most noted of Kentucky's silversmiths. Blanchard silver was as prized in Kentucky as that of Paul Revere in New England. Among his customers were the most prominent families in the Bluegrass. A master craftsman who trained many apprentices, Blanchard was a goldsmith as well as a watch and clockmaker. He died in 1838.
 
Erected 1986 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1784.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.911′ N, 84° 29.896′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Street and Short Street, on the right when traveling north on Mill Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington KY 40508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Vice President (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fayette County World War I Memorial
Silversmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
2. Silversmith Shop Marker
(about 300 feet away); Slavery in Fayette Co. / Cheapside Slave Auction Block (about 300 feet away); First Inauguration (about 400 feet away); African American Physicians (about 400 feet away); John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) (about 400 feet 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 25, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on August 26, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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