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WikiLex

A History Hub

WikiLex is your go-to resource for contributing and learning historic information about Lexington. All entires are vetted and verified by Lexington History Museum staff and local area experts for accuracy.

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It was built in 1815 intended for a large family.  Originally, it had 12 rooms on two floors, a large oval main room with a dome ceiling, two octagonal twin parlors, fan...
Mrs. Clay was the daughter of Col. William H. and Zaenett Russell.  She was the only girl out of seven children.  She traveled often with her father as a child.  She kept...
The Victorian Era, for which these buildings are named is so called because of England’s Queen Victoria who reigned from 1837 to 1901.  One of the greatest rulers of...
Laura Clay was born February 9, 1849, at White Hall estate near Richmond Kentucky, the daughter of emancipationist Cassius Marcellus Clay and Mary Jane Warfield Clay. She...
  By Dr. Thomas D. Clark On June 29, 1852, Henry Clay asked his son Thomas to come and sit by his bedside. Just before the hour of noon, “The Great Compromiser” drew his...
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