Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside

Lexington Courthouses / Cheapside (HM93O)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
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N 38° 2.875', W 84° 29.893'

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Lexington Courthouses
East of Cheapside is the public square, where courthouses of Lexington ahve stood since 1788. The present edifice is fifth fourthouse, the fourth on this site. It was built during 1898-1900, after fire destroyed fourth courthouse and the famous statue "Woman Triumphant" by Kentucky sculptor Joel T. Hart. Over

A log schoolhouse on east side of public square was one of first buildings outside fort walls, 1782. Here, the first teacher, John McKinney, was attacked by a wildcat. A stone market house was built in 1795, and the surrounding square became a popular trading center. Court day was held each month until 1921. See Over
HM NumberHM93O
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1553
Year Placed1978
Placed ByLexington-Fayette Co. Historic Commission, Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719523 N 4214086
Decimal Degrees38.04791667, -84.49821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.875', W 84° 29.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 52.50" N, 84° 29' 53.58" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 251 W Main St, Lexington KY 40507, US
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