Ashland / Clay & Abraham Lincoln

Ashland / Clay & Abraham Lincoln (HMNY8)

Location: Lexington, KY 40502 Fayette County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 1.717', W 84° 28.903'

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Ashland

Home of Henry Clay, born April 12, 1777, died June 29, 1852. Served as a state legislator, US rep. & senator, house speaker, secretary of state. He ran for president in 1824, 1832, & 1844. Also an attorney, he practiced law for more than 50 years. He imported and bred fine livestock here, including champion thoroughbreds.

Clay & Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln called Clay "my beau ideal of a statesman, for whom I fought all my humble life." Lincoln voted for Clay in 1832 & 1844. Family of Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, were friends with Clay. Lincoln based his political ideology on ideals of Clay & quoted him in many important speeches
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HM NumberHMNY8
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number2235
Year Placed2007
Placed ByKy Abraham Lincoln Bicentenial Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 9:10am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 721029 N 4211983
Decimal Degrees38.02861667, -84.48171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 1.717', W 84° 28.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 1' 43.02" N, 84° 28' 54.18" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301-1305 Fincastle Rd, Lexington KY 40502, US
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