Town Branch

Town Branch (HM13QP)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
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N 38° 3.003', W 84° 30.077'

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Under Vine Street flows the Town Branch of Elkhorn, the stream upon whose banks Lexington was established in 1779. Used in the early days to bring merchandise to Lexington from Ohio River. On Town Branch was launched Edward West's steamboat in 1793. Heavy floods troubled Lexington until a large underground channel was built in 1930s.

Presented by Lexington-Fayette Co. Historic Commission.
HM NumberHM13QP
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1556
Year Placed1976
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 6:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719248 N 4214315
Decimal Degrees38.05005000, -84.50128333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.003', W 84° 30.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 0.18" N, 84° 30' 4.62" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 410 US-25, Lexington KY 40507, US
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