John Cabell Breckinridge

John Cabell Breckinridge (HM28PU)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.866', W 84° 29.906'

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Citizen Lawyer
Born January 16, 1821, Lexington, Kentucky
Graduate of Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, 1838
Received Law Degree from Transylvania University, 1841
President Kentucky Association, now Keeneland Association
In exile after Civil War, received Presidential amnesty
Returned to Lexington 1869, resumed practice of law
Active in insurance business and development of railroads
Died May 17, 1875, buried in Lexington Cemetery

Served in Kentucky House of Representatives, 1849-1850
Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 1851-1855
Youngest Vice-President in U.S. History, 1857-1861
Candidate for U.S. President, 1860
Served in U.S. Senate, 1861
Served as Secretary of War for the Confederacy, 1865

Erected by the John C. Breckinridge Monument Association
Dedicated November 16, 1887
Sculpted by Edward V. Valentine, Richmond, Virginia
Cast in New York City by Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company
Pedestal by Adams and Son, Lexington, Kentucky
Originally flanked by two cast-iron, tiered fountains
Bronze statue and Virginia granite base exceed 25 tons
Relocated from center of Cheapside Park, 2010
HM NumberHM28PU
Year Placed1887
Placed ByThe John C. Breckinridge Monument Association
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Date Added Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719505 N 4214069
Decimal Degrees38.04776667, -84.49843333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.866', W 84° 29.906'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 51.96" N, 84° 29' 54.36" W
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Area Code(s)859
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 251 US-25 BUS, Lexington KY 40507, US
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