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"Horse Capital of the World"

Lexington is a city in Fayette County.

Lexington is in the Bluegrass region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Lexington, MA.

The latitude of Lexington is 37.988N. The longitude is -84.477W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 968 feet.


Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,242. The number of murders and homicides was 18. The violent crime rate was 4.7 per 1,000 people.
Lexington received national attention for the August 2006 crash of a Comair jet, killing 49 of the 50 people on board.
Local foods: Kentucky hot brown sandwiches (bacon, cheese and sliced turkey on toast, with mornay sauce)
Filming location for:
· 2003 movie, "Seabiscuit"
· 2005 movie, "Dreamer"
Well-known residents have included:
· Harry Dean Stanton, actor
· George Clooney, actor
· Mary Todd Lincoln, first lady
· Dermontti Dawson, football player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Festival Latino de Lexington - Sept. 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lexington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Lexington Philharmonic
Nearby parks & recreation: Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Lexington attractions: Kentucky Horse Park
Sports teams: Legends (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: International Museum of the Horse, Waveland State Historic Site, American Saddle Horse Museum, Headley-Whitney Museum, Mary Todd Lincoln House, Lexington Children's Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, Lexington Baptist College, Lexington Community College, Lexington Theological Seminary
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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The city merged its government with that of Fayette County in 1974, forming a metro government.
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Historic districts in Lexington include West High Street Historic District ... View historic districts

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Libraries in Lexington include Beaumont Branch, Eagle Creek Branch, Lexington Public Library, Northside Branch, Tates Creek Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lexington include Herald Leader

TV stations in Lexington include WKLE, WKYT, WLEX, WTVQ.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WUKY.

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Fayette County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lexington political report.

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Lexington restaurants taking online reservations include Griffin Gate Marriott Resort - J W's Steakhouse, Griffin Gate Marriott Resort - Mansion ... View restaurants

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Hotels in Lexington include Baymont Inn & Suites, Best Western, Best Western Downtown, Comfort Inn Lexington, Comfort Suites Lexington, Comfort Suites Lexington, Continental Inn of Lexington, Country Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Courtyard South/Hamburg Place ... More hotels.

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Pros: A blend of the best elements of small town and city life...

Cons: Traffic is a nightmare during rush hour and UK basketball games, so it's best to find alternate routes...

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