C. V. Whitney

C. V. Whitney (HM13K2)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.521', W 84° 29.416'

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1899 - 1992

Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney represented the third generation of the Whitney family's prominence in business, society, and racing. His mother was a granddaughter of shipping and railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt. C. V. Whitney and a cousin, John Hay Whitney, financed early color motion pictures, including Gone With the Wind, and Whitney's own company later produced the John Wayne film The searchers. Whitney was among the founders of Pan American Airways and served as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force and Undersecretary of Commerce. In racing, Whitney took on the family mantle and was the nation's leading owner annually from 1930-34 and again in 1960. Eventually, he bred 176 stakes winners, most of them at C. V. Whitney Farm on Paris Pike, Lexington. Whitney's Fisherman was the first American winner of the Washington, D. C., International and his other distinguished runners included Equipoise, Top flight, Silver Spoon, and Counterpoint.
HM NumberHM13K2
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 5:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720239 N 4213450
Decimal Degrees38.04201667, -84.49026667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.521', W 84° 29.416'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 31.26" N, 84° 29' 24.96" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 344-374 E Short St, Lexington KY 40507, US
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