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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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  • My favorite place to visit for an aimless drive on any given afternoon. Beauty and history are around every bend in the road. If I’d have to name the best time to go it would be during the spring when...  more »
  • It sounds weird to consider a cemetery as a place to visit, but if you haven't ever driven through in the Spring when the trees and flowers are in bloom, you've got to take the time do it. Gorgeous pl...  more »
  • Quick stop in to this cemetery but did not disappoint! Wish we would have had more time! Don't miss the Henry Clay monument and HUGE tree planted the year our Constitution was signed.  more »
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  • 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.
  • A beautiful place. Great for romantic walks.
  • Very beautiful cemetery. I came here with a friend to bring some Christmas ornaments. It is peaceful and inspiring to walk in this sacred ground.
  • This is a beautiful and historic spot close to downtown Lexington. Absolutely beautiful in the spring with all the flowers in bloom.
  • Beautiful, serene, burial as it should be. The late, great actor Jim Varney is buried here. Well-kept, bucolic grounds.