Lexington Cemetery


Lexington Cemetery

Infobox_nrhp | name =Lexington Cemetery and Henry Clay Monument
nrhp_type =


caption = One of the lakes at Lexington Cemetery
location= Lexington, Kentucky
area = convert|170|acre|km2
built =1849
architect= Adams, Julius W.; et al.
architecture= Gothic, Romanesque
added = July 12, 1976
governing_body = Local
refnum=76000873 cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

Lexington Cemetery 170 acres (0.7 km²) is a private, non-profit cemetery and arboretum located at 833 W. Main Street, Lexington, Kentucky. It is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Lexington Cemetery was established in 1849 as a place of beauty and a public cemetery now containing over 64,000 interments. Its plantings include boxwood, cherries, crabapples, dogwoods, magnolias, taxus, as well as flowers such as begonias, chrysanthemums, irises, jonquils, lantanas, lilies, and tulips. Also on the grounds is an American basswood (Tilia Americana), which the cemetery claims to be the largest in the world. However, this claim is not supported by the National Register of Big Trees, which claims that the largest American Basswood is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

The cemetery also contains the graves of:
* George Madison Adams (1837-1920) - Civil War veteran,U.S. Congressman
* James Lane Allen (1849-1925) - author
* Milton K. Barlow (1818-1891) - planetarium inventor
* James Burnie Beck (1822-1890) - Senator
* Clifton R. Breckinridge (1846-1932) - John Cabell Breckinridge's son
* John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875) - U.S. Vice President, Civil War Confederate Major General
* Gay Brewer (1932-2007) - golfer
* Sanders Dewees Bruce (1825-1902) - Civil War Union Army general
* Aylette Buckner (1806-1869) - U.S. Congressman
* Abraham Buford (1820-1884) - Civil War Confederate Army officer, turfman
* Joseph Henry Bush (1794-1865) - portraitist
* Henry Clay (1777-1852) - (antebellum Speaker of the House)
* James Brown Clay (1817-1864) - U.S. Congressman
* Laura Clay (1849-1941) - Suffragist
* Mary Barr Clay (1839-1924) - Women's Suffrage movement leader
* John Winston Coleman Jr. (1898-1983) - historian,author
* Leslie Combs (1793-1881) - War of 1812 veteran, general
* Wickliffe Cooper (1831-1867) - Civil War Union Army officer
* Jesse Orin Creech (1895-1948) - World War I Fighter Ace
* Benjamin Winslow Dudley (1785-1870) - surgeon
* Henry Clay Dunlap (1828-1872) - Civil War Union brevet brigadier general
* Basil W. Duke (1838-1916) - Civil War General
* Andrew Eugene Erwin (1830-1863) - Civil War Confederate Army officer
* Joseph S. Fowler (1820-1902) - Senator
* John R. Gaines (1928-2005) - thoroughbred pioneer, philanthropist
* John M. Gaver, Sr. (1900-1982) - U.S. Hall of Fame racehorse trainer
* Randall L. Gibson (1832-1892) - Senator, Civil War Confederate Army brevet brigadier general
* Gordon Granger (1822-1876) - Civil War Union Major general
* Roger Hanson (1827-1863) - Civil War Confederate brevet brigadier general
* Thomas H. Hunt (1815-1884) - Civil War Confederate Army officer
* John Telemachus Johnson (1788-1856) - U.S. Congressman
* William P. Kimball (1857-1926) - U.S. Congressman
* Alexander Marshall (1808-1884) - U.S. Congressman
* Thomas Alexander Marshall - U.S. Congressman
* Henry Brainerd McClellan (1840-1904) - Civil War Confederate Army officer, author, educator
* Hugh McKee (1844-1871) - Naval officer
* John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) - Civil War Confederate general
* James Reilly (1811-1863) - politician
* George Robertson - U.S. Congressman
* Arthur B. Rouse (1874-1956) - U.S. Congressman
* Adolph Rupp (1901-1977) - Hall of Fame basketball coach
* George S. Shanklin (1807-1883) - U.S. Congressman
* Jouett Shouse (1879-1968)- U.S. Congressman
* King Swope (1893-1961) - U.S. Congressman
* William Henry Townsend (1890-1964) - historian and author
* Thomas Rust Underwood (1898-1956) - U.S. Congressman, Senator
* Jim Varney (1949-2000) - actor who was best known as Ernest P. Worrell
* Katharine E. Wilkie (1904-1980) - author
* Elisha I. Winter (1781-1849) - U.S. Congressman

Also within the cemetery are three places which are on the National Register of Historic Places separately from the main cemetery: Confederate Soldier Monument in Lexington, the Ladies' Confederate Memorial, and Lexington National Cemetery.

See also

* List of botanical gardens in the United States

References

External links

* [http://www.lexcem.org Lexington Cemetery]


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