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Fayette County, Kentucky, has changed enormously since it was created in 1792. This collection contains government documents for the city of Lexington, for Fayette County, and for the merged Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, as well as funeral notices, club directories, scrapbooks, image collections and a history of Lexington Public Library.


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Cyrus Parker Jones Funeral Notices

The Cyrus Parker Jones Funeral Notice collection contains 667 funeral cards of Lexington residents during the years of 1806-1886.

Lexington City Reports

Lexington city reports and ordinances contain the department information from the city government.

Lexington History Museum "Our Fair City: the 1999 Lexington Fairness Ordinance" Exhibit

The 2019 exhibit celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Lexington Fairness Ordinance.

Lexington and Fayette County Government Documents

The collection contains city and county documents for Fayette County.

Fayette County Buildings & Architecture

Lexington architecture reflect local history

Lexington Businesses & Clubs

Lexington organization and community directories contain information for local residents.

Fayette County Churches

Church information includes directories, records, and informational brochures

The Blythe Scrapbook

Loose scrapbook pages show images of African American families and clubs in the 1930s and 1940s in Lexington.

Around the Town in Lexington, Kentucky

"Around the Town in Lexington, Kentucky" is a short travel pamphlet highlighting local attractions and schedules of events in Lexington, Kentucky.

David's Fork Baptist Church

The pamphlet provides a brief history of the church and bylaws.

Lexington Musicians' Association

The directory contains names and contact information for Kentucky musicians.

Kentucky Mountain Club

The Kentucky Mountain Club directory contains organizational information about the club’s history, activities, officers, auxiliary, articles of incorporation, and member names.

Illustrated Lexington Kentucky

Illustrated Lexington Kentucky contains photographs, demographics, commerce and financial information about Lexington up to 1919.

Lexington Public Library History

The Lexington Public Library has over 200 years of history.

Old Homes of the Blue Grass

A photographic collection highlighting historic homes of the Bluegrass Region.

Kentucky Chautauqua

The brochure for the Kentucky Chautauqua includes information and pictures of presenters and events.

The Town Branch

The Town Branch was presented as a brief history of Lexington and the Town Branch, given as a speech by Maude Ward Lafferty in 1917.