Local Government

Although named in 1775 and settled in 1779, Lexington did not elect its first mayor until 1832, the year it was incorporated -- long after she began to decline in economic status among the western cities. It should be noted, however, that the first major was the son of the first millionaire west of the Alleghanies, John Wesley Hunt.
 Charleton Hunt (mayor from 1832-1934) was an alumnus of Transylvania...