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

First Inauguration

 
 
First Inauguration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
1. First Inauguration Marker
Inscription. Isaac Shelby was inaugurated as lst governor of Kentucky, June 4, 1792, at building on West Main Street; built as a market house, 1791-92. After Kentucky's admission to Union, the structure was also used as a State House during the legislative sessions of 1792. The Lexington Library was organized in same building in January, 1795.

Presented by Lexington-Fayette Co. Historic Commission
 
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1551.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 2.91′ N, 84° 29.973′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on W. Main Street (U.S. 60, 421) east of N. Broadway Road (U.S. 68), on the right when traveling east. 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. African American Physicians (within shouting distance of this marker); Silversmith Shop (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lexington (about 400 feet away); John Cabell Breckinridge
First Inauguration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
2. First Inauguration Marker
(about 400 feet away); Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside (about 400 feet away); U.S. Vice President (about 500 feet away); Fayette County (about 500 feet away); Fayette County World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Isaac Shelby<br>First Governor of Kentucky. image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Isaac Shelby
First Governor of Kentucky.
This portrait of Isaac Shelby appeared in The War of 1812 by John Richardson and Alexander Clark Casselman 1902.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   3. submitted on April 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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