Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson (HM13L9)

Location: Lexington, KY 40508 Fayette County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 2.502', W 84° 29.4'

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1767 - 1845

George Washington's diary included references to attending horse racing and Thomas Jefferson was also an avid horseman. Their interest, however, could hardly match that of Andrew Jackson, who stabled some of his race horses on the White House Grounds during his presidency. While Jackson's fame in America rightly comes from service as President, general, and jurist, he was also a sportsman throughout life. When he moved westward from North Carolina, he at one time conceived of building a race track in Natchez, Mississippi. After his career took him instead to Nashville, Tennessee, Jackson was a partner in reviving the course at Clover Bottom. He was such an astute horseman that when he saw Truxton defeated by Greyhound he recognized the former was under-trained, so he bought Truxton and challenged for a rematch. Gen. Jackson won his bet of $5,000, including $1,500 worth of men's apparel. Jackson's best horses at one stage were defeated by Capt. Jessie Haynie's mare Maria. Late in life, when asked if he had ever failed in any cause he embraced, the former President replied, "Nothing that I can remember, except Haynie's Maria. I could not beat her."
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HM NumberHM13L9
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 11:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720263 N 4213415
Decimal Degrees38.04170000, -84.49000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.502', W 84° 29.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 30.12" N, 84° 29' 24.00" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 133 Midland Ave, Lexington KY 40508, US
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