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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28F1_breckinridges-last-home_Lexington-KY.html
Built circa 1866, this house was occupied by John C. Breckinridge in 1874-1875. The former U.S. senator and youngest U.S. vice-president was also a Confederate general and secretary of war. After exile, he returned to Lexington in 1869 and resumed…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28F0_clay-villa-ca-1845_Lexington-KY.html
Home of James B. Clay, son of Henry Clay. Designed by Major Thomas Lewinski, as an Italianate villa. Floor plan consisted of central hall with 4 rooms on each floor. Thomas Clay's home, Mansfield, on Richmond Rd. designed at same time. James Clay …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1T5J_samuel-brown-m-d-1769-1830-historical_Lexington-KY.html
This building was office of Dr. Samuel Brown, first professor of chemistry, anatomy and surgery at Transylvania Medical School. He was a pioneer in cowpox vaccination against smallpox and introduced it in Lexington, 1801. His scientific knowledge …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1HRD_artistides_Lexington-KY.html
(Obverse) In May 1875, an estimated 10,000 racing fans watched the first running of the Kentucky Derby. Among the field of fifteen thoroughbreds, Aristides, the "little red horse," won the mile-and-one-half race. Oliver Lewis, a nineteen…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1C72_ellerslie_Lexington-KY.html
The home which stood on this site from 1787 to 1947 was built by Levi Todd (1756-1807), who named it for his ancestral village in Scotland. He was one of a party of hunters who named Lexington in 1775; first Fayette County clerk; aide to George Ro…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1C71_coldstream-farm_Lexington-KY.html
Famous Kentucky horse farm. Known earlier as McGrathiana. The home of Aristides, the first winner of the Kentucky Derby.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1C2K_lexington_Lexington-KY.html
Obverse Famous thoroughbred stallion bred by Elisha Warfield, "father of Ky. Turf." One of the first major stallions in the area, helped center US breeding industry in Ky. Stood at Robert Alexander's Woodburn Farm. Farm fell victim to Morgan's …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1C2J_lexington_Lexington-KY.html
The stallion Lexington was the key figure in development of the American Thoroughbred during the second half of the 19th Century. He was statistically the leading stallion in America for 14 consecutive years, 1861 - 1875, and again in two later ye…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1BZO_methodism-in-lexington-first-united-methodist-church_Lexington-KY.html
(obverse)Methodism in Lexington Revs. James Haw and Benjamin Ogden were sent in 1786 to Ky. to organize Methodists. In 1789, Rev. Francis Poythress established the Lexington Society of Methodists, now the First United Methodist Church. It was t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1AHO_first-inauguration_Lexington-KY.html
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 ses…
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