Lexington Historic Distillery District

Lexington Historic Distillery District (HMNY6)

Location: Lexington, KY 40508 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 3.169', W 84° 30.563'

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Side A
Started in 1869 by the Headley and Farra Company. Continued by James E. Pepper & Company in 1879. In the late 1800s, the James E. Pepper Distillery sold whiskey to over 90 brokerage houses across the U.S. It sold under a number of different names & labels. In 1933, purchased by Schenley Products Corp. of NY. Presented by Lexington Directions Inc.

Side B
Water from Town Branch provided steam power and McConnell Springs provided water for the whiskey. The distillery closed in 1962. The Distillery District was a major whiskey producer for over 100 yrs. with storage capacity for 150,000 barrels of bourbon. It remained in service until 1976. Presented by Lexington Environmental Commission
HM NumberHMNY6
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2313
Year Placed2009
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 4:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 718529 N 4214603
Decimal Degrees38.05281667, -84.50938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.169', W 84° 30.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 10.14" N, 84° 30' 33.78" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-903 Manchester St, Lexington KY 40508, US
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