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The Lexington Cemetery, Lexington

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Lexington Cemetery is a private, non-profit 170acre 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, in part to deal with burials from the cholera epidemic in the area. It now contains more than 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.Within the cemetery are three places that are listed separately on the National Register of Historic Places from the main cemetery: Confederate Soldier Monument in Lexington, the Ladies' Confederate Memorial, and Lexington National Cemetery.
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  • Stopped at the Lexington Cemetery. Huge and very interesting cemetery. Beautiful cemetery. Interesting to stop and read some of the monuments.  more »
  • Wow, First of all, get a map, or memorize the center lane colors, or drop breadcrumbs.....Hah! so easy to get lost!  more »
  • Beautiful during Spring when the tulips are in bloom. So many colors and variety. Beautiful well kept grounds.  more »
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  • Beautiful, serene, burial as it should be. The late, great actor Jim Varney is buried here. Well-kept, bucolic grounds.
  • Visiting my fathers grave yesterday & was amazed at how beautiful it was as the day we laid him to rest. Remarkable cemetery I absolutely love it. Couldn't imagine having my loved one anywhere else.
  • This is a beautiful and historic spot close to downtown Lexington. Absolutely beautiful in the spring with all the flowers in bloom.
  • A beautiful place. Great for romantic walks.
  • Lovely space to walk & reflect. An oasis just outside of city center.