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Lexington, Kentucky, USA

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Where is Lexington, Kentucky, USA? 

Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA

Lexington was founded by European Americans in June 1775, in what was then considered Fincastle County, Virginia, 17 years before Kentucky became a state. A party of frontiersmen, led by William McConnell, camped on the Middle Fork of Elkhorn Creek (now known as Town Branch and rerouted under Vine Street) at the site of the present-day McConnell Springs. Upon hearing of the colonists' victory in the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, they named their campsite Lexington. It was the first of what would be many American places to be named after the Massachusetts town...wikipedia


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Lexington, Kentucky, USA - Hampton Court
Lexington, Kentucky, USA

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Lexington, Kentucky, USA - Post Office
Lexington, Kentucky, USA

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Lexington, Kentucky, USA - Morgan's Home
Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Morgan's Home

"John Hunt Morgan (June 1, 1825 – September 4, 1864) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War.

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1775 - Lexington, Kentucky founded

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1861 - August 6 - Lexington KY-Union miltary camp forms in neutral state

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1862 - October 18 - Morgan's raiders capture federal garrison at Lexington, KY

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News  1871 - Oyster Can Explodes
A sealed can of oysters carelessly left on the embers in a store at Lexington, Ky., the other day,...Read MORE...

1894 - May 20 - A record late snow of two to eight inches whitened parts of central and eastern Kentucky. Lexington KY received six inches of snow.

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News  1896 - Mangled By A Trolley Car. Miss Masie Todd, Cousin of Robert Todd Lincoln, Killed.
Lexington, Ky., May 13.-Special Telegram-An electric street car ran down and killed Miss MASIE...Read MORE...

News  1897 - COURT HOUSE BURNED. BUILDING DESTROYED BUT RECORDS WERE SAVED.
Lexington, Ky., May 14. - Fire broke out in the attic of the court house here at 9:45 a.m., and in...Read MORE...

1902 - STATE SCHOOL BURNED. The 282 Children Confined There are Thought to Have Gotten Out Safely.
Lexington, Ky., March 20.- At 1 o'clock this morning was notified that the state school of reform...Read MORE...

News  1902 - FIRE AT COLONEL GIBSON'S.
The residence of Colonel Hart Gibson on the Harrodsburg pike was saved from burning by quick work...Read MORE...

News  1905 - TWELVE PERSONS ARE INJURED. RAILROAD TRAIN HURLED FROM A BRIDGE INTO A CREEK.
Lexington, Ky., Oct. 28 - Passengers on the Louisville Southern train No. 9, due here at 7 p.m.,...Read MORE...

News  1908 - CHRIS. LILLARD HURT IN FALL FROM A CAR. Knocked Unconscious While Attempting to Alight From Moving Car.
Chris. Lillard, who resides at 141 East Fourth street, met with an accident about noon yesterday...Read MORE...

News  1908 - SOUTH BROADWAY INN IS DAMAGED BY FIRE
Fire that might have attained serious proportions in the second floor of the South Broadway Inn, at ...Read MORE...

News  1910 - Eye Burned Out By Red Hot Iron. Blacksmith Cahill Victim Of A Serious Accident While At Work.
George Cahill, a blacksmith, living on Jefferson Street, met with an accident yesterday afternoon...Read MORE...

1916
Lexington, a city, the capital of Fayette co., Ky., is on the Louisville and Nashville, the Queen...Read MORE...

News  1917 - Auto Damaged in Collision
An automobile driven by George Calvin, of this city, collided with a horse and buggy driven by...Read MORE...

1955 - March 15 - WLEX TV channel 18 in Lexington, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting

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  Daniel H. BRAGG (1809, - 27 January 1847, Lexington, Kentucky, USA)

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 flag  Lucy May COLE (8 May 1863, Noblesville, Indiana, USA - 3 August 1947, Lexington, Kentucky, USA) gravestone
 

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