U.S. Vice President

U.S. Vice President (HM93P)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.887', W 84° 29.883'

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John Cabell Breckinridge, 1821-75, one of four Kentuckians - more than any state, except New York - who were U.S. Vice Presidents. Others were Adlai E. Stevenson, Richard M. Johnson, and Alben W. Barkley. In U.S. Congress, 1851-55. Elected Vice-President in 1856. Candidate of Southern Democrats for President in 1860, carrying nine Southern States. See over.

Breckinridge served as a major of Kentucky Volunteers, Mexican war. Elected to U.S. Senate in 1860. Becaem brig. general, Confederate Army, 1861, and was expelled from the Senate. In battles of Shiloh, Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, and others. Confederate Secretary of War, Feb 1865 until surrender of Lee at Appomattox, April 1865. He was born and died in Lexington.
HM NumberHM93P
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number741
Year Placed1964
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719537 N 4214108
Decimal Degrees38.04811667, -84.49805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.887', W 84° 29.883'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 53.22" N, 84° 29' 52.98" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 125 Cheapside St, Lexington KY 40507, US
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