Pioneer Burying Ground

Pioneer Burying Ground (HM13QQ)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
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N 38° 3.031', W 84° 30.087'

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Lexington's first burial ground was on this site, part of "first hill" on route from fort toward Georgetown. In 1781, this square was set aside by town trustees for house of worship and graveyard. The cemetery was used until end of cholera epidemic in 1833. Since 1788, there have been four Baptist churches here.

Presented by Lexington-Fayette Co. Historic Commission.
HM NumberHM13QQ
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1552
Year Placed1976
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 1:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719232 N 4214367
Decimal Degrees38.05051667, -84.50145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.031', W 84° 30.087'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 1.86" N, 84° 30' 5.22" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-109 Felix St, Lexington KY 40507, US
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