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  • Monument Name

    City of Lexington, Lexington

  • Type

    Column

  • Subjects

    Local History

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

  • City

    Lexington

  • County

    Davidson

  • Description

    The City of Lexington memorial is a marble column that tapers as it rises. Atop the column is a ball resting on a carved base. The column stands on a small marble base which in turn rests on a substantial concrete base. The total height of all components is estimated at five to six feet tall. Above the inscription is a circle carved inside a larger circle. The year 1828 is carved inside the inner circle. Around the inside top of the larger circle is carved CITY OF LEXINGTON and around the inside bottom is the word INCORPORATED.

    Images: Close-up view | View of the quadrant with memorials

  • Inscription

    NAMED DURING THE / REVOLUTIONARY WAR / IN 1775 AFTER / THE BATTLE OF / LEXINGTON / ERECTED 1928

  • Custodian

    City of Lexington

  • Dedication Date

    1928

  • Decade

    1920s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.824410 , -80.253370 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "City of Lexington Incorporated 1828," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed February 3, 2017) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Marble

  • Subject Notes

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts fought on April 19, 1775 were the first two battles of the American Revolution.

  • Location

    The Lexington Square located at the intersection of Main and Center streets is home to the Historic Davidson County courthouse along with several memorials and markers. The Confederate Dead monument stands in the southeast quadrant of the square, at the intersection of S Main and E Center streets. The northeast quadrant (intersection of E Center and N Main streets) hosts memorials to Davidson County Vietnam War and Afghanistan Veterans, WWII and Korean Veterans, and WWI Veterans who died in the Great War. The marker to City of Lexington stands on the northwest quadrant (intersection of W Center and N Main streets) by Captain Benjamin Merrill and Daniel Boone and Nathanael Greene memorials.

  • Landscape

    Bushes and trees surround the quadrant where the memorial is located.

  • Post Dedication Use

    The Davidson County Veterans Council holds annual Memorial Day services at Lexington Square in downtown Lexington.

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