Lexington Historic Distillery District

Lexington Historic Distillery District (HMNY6)

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

N 38° 3.169', W 84° 30.563'

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Side A
Started in 1869 by the Headley and Farra Company. Continued by James E. Pepper & Company in 1879. In the late 1800s, the James E. Pepper Distillery sold whiskey to over 90 brokerage houses across the U.S. It sold under a number of different names & labels. In 1933, purchased by Schenley Products Corp. of NY. Presented by Lexington Directions Inc.

Side B
Water from Town Branch provided steam power and McConnell Springs provided water for the whiskey. The distillery closed in 1962. The Distillery District was a major whiskey producer for over 100 yrs. with storage capacity for 150,000 barrels of bourbon. It remained in service until 1976. Presented by Lexington Environmental Commission
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HM NumberHMNY6
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number2313
Year Placed2009
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 4:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 718529 N 4214603
Decimal Degrees38.05281667, -84.50938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.169', W 84° 30.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 10.14" N, 84° 30' 33.78" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-903 Manchester St, Lexington KY 40508, US
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