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Lexington, KY

Lexington, KY

Bike Lexington, KY

  • Author: mike2013
  • Date Posted: August 13, 2013
  • Category: ,
  • Address: Lexington, KY

Lexington, Kentucky is known as the “Thoroughbred City” and the “Horse Capital of the World”. It’s located in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region.

There is a Lexington in Massachusetts as well….coincidence—not really.┬áThe history is that it was founded in June, 1775, in what was then Fincastle County, Virginia, 17 years before Kentucky became a state. A party of frontiersmen, led by William McConnell, camped on the Middle Fork of Elkhorn Creek at the site of the present-day McConnell Springs. Upon hearing of the colonists’ victory in the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, they named their campsite Lexington after the Massachusetts town. I don’t know about you, but I certainly didn’t know that!

The population is 305,000

To read about my experience at West Sixth Brewery, please click here.