Lexington Fun Facts
To do so Lexington enacted the nation's first Urban Growth Boundary in 1958, where new development could only occur in the Urban Service Area.
Sample list of famous people who were born in Lexington:
- Mrs. Leslie Carter ( Actor )
- Thomas Buck Reed ( Politician )
- Richard Hell ( Singer, Musician, Writer, Songwriter, Actor, Poet and Bassist )
- William Wells Brown ( Historian and Writer )
- Gayl Jones ( Writer, Novelist, Poet, Playwright, Professor and Literary critic )
- Kevin Richardson ( Singer, Model, Songwriter, Actor and Composer )
- David Rice Atchison ( Lawyer and Politician )
- John C. Breckinridge ( Politician )
- James G. Scrugham ( Politician )
- Francis Preston Blair, Jr. ( Lawyer and Politician )
- Michael Shannon ( Actor and Musician )
- Carter Harrison, Sr. ( Politician )
- William Alexander Richardson ( Lawyer and Politician )
- Mary Gaitskill ( Writer, Novelist and Author )
- Farah Fath ( Actor )
- Clifton R. Breckinridge ( Banker, Politician and Farmer )
- John Y. Brown, Jr. ( Politician, Lawyer and Businessperson )
- Joe Pitts ( Politician )
- Jim Varney ( Comedian, Actor, Writer, Voice Actor and Musician )
- Melissa Evridge ( Nude Glamour Model and Actor )
- Mary Todd Lincoln
- Thomas Hunt Morgan
- Henry Earl
- Granville P. Swift
- Thomas Satterwhite Noble ( Artist )
- Frank LeMaster ( American football player )
- David Akers ( American football player )
- Dermontti Dawson ( American football player )
- Frank Minnifield ( American football player )
- Charles Mynn Thruston
- James Morrison Hawes
- John Breckinridge Castleman
- Davey Moore ( Professional Boxer )
- Gene Robinson ( Priest and Cleric )
- John Blair Smith Todd
- Eric Embry ( Wrestler )
- Edward D. Brown ( Jockey and Horse trainer )
- Jacob Tamme ( American football player )
- Kiaran McLaughlin ( Horse trainer )
- George Nicholas Sanders
- William Brent Bell ( Screenwriter and Film Director )
- Hugh McKee
- Ruth Ann Palumbo
- Charles Candy
- John T. Ward, Jr. ( Horse trainer )
- Travis Fryman ( Baseball player and Manager )
- Scotty Baesler
- Tyson Gay ( Track and field athlete )
- Shane Bettenhausen
- George Adams ( American football player )
Lexington was founded in June, 1775, in what was then Fincastle County, Virginia, 17 years before Kentucky became a state.
There were about 75,251 mortgages in Lexington in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The unemployment rate of Lexington was 5.23% in the year 2008.
Population of Lexington was 301,569 in the year 2011.
Lexington's official website is http://www.lexingtonky.gov/
There were 130,372 addresses in Lexington in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
List of airports near Lexington:
- Blue Grass Airport
Lexington was ranked 10th in a list of America's most educated cities with a population of more than 250,000, ranked by percentage of bachelor's degrees among residents 25 and older, according to the United States Census Bureau.
There were about 2,175 foreclosures in Lexington in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The lexington is being restored by the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation, which also maintains and administers the Hunt-Morgan House.
Sample list of films shot in Lexington:
- Secretariat ( starring Diane Lane as Penny Chenery, John Malkovich as Lucien Laurin, Margo Martindale as Miss Ham )
Lexington is about 739.40 square kilometers with a population of 301,569 in the year 2011.
Lexington's geo-coordinates are 38.0297° N, 84.4947° W.
Sample list of famous events happened in Lexington:
- Bryan Station
- NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
- Lexington Rose Society Show
Lexington is located in Fayette County, Kentucky, United States of America.
Sample list of tourist attractions in Lexington:
- Hunt-Morgan House
- Whitaker Bank Ballpark
- Rupp Arena
- Kentucky Theater
- Lexington History Museum
- Commonwealth Stadium
- Mary Todd Lincoln House
- Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington is in the Eastern Time Zone.
Federally, Lexington is part of Kentucky's 6th congressional district, represented by Republican Andy Barr, elected in 2012.
Today, Lexington is widely referred to as "The Athens of the West" after the popularity of Espy's charming Poem dedicated to the city.
There were 108,411 households in Lexington in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Lexington is served by LexTran, a public transit bus agency operated by LFUCG and has been in existence since 1972.
List of sports teams from Lexington:
- Kentucky Thoroughblades
- Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball ( Basketball )
Sample list of people who were the mayor of Lexington:
- Jim Gray ( Current Mayor, from 02 Jan 2011 )
In 1780, Lexington was made the seat of Virginia's Fayette County.
Lexington was named the 4th best city for "Businesses and Careers" in 2011 by Forbes Magazine, the 5th best city for Young Professionals in 2008 and 6th Best Value Cities 2011 by Kiplinger.
Sample list of newspapers published in Lexington:
- Lexington Herald-Leader
- The Kentucky Kernel
Lexington is recognized as a high allergy area by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.