Breckinridge, John C., Memorial (NRIS 97000705)
Courthouse Lawn. Jct. of N. Upper and E. Main Sts.,
KY. County/parish: Fayette.
1 contributing object.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
July 17, 1997.
Part of Civil War Monuments of Kentucky MPS
- John C. Breckinridge Memorial
- John C. Breckinridge Memorial, on the courthouse lawn of Lexington, Kentucky, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1997, as part of the Civil War Monuments of Kentucky MPS. It commemorates John C. Breckinridge, who had been born and died in Lexington. He was Vice President for James Buchanan and ran against Abraham Lincoln in the election of 1860, winning nine Southern states. He served in the Confederate Army, and was the last Secretary of War for the Confederacy, fleeing the county after the South lost. (read more...)