Population 295,803 • Fayette County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet*
Established 1780; 2nd largest Kentucky city; I-64, I-75, Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway; heart of the Bluegrass and the “Horse Capital of the World.” Lexington received its name from a group of patriotic hunters who camped there just a few weeks after the first battle of the Revolutionary War at Lexington, Massachusetts in 1775.
tLexington Visitors Center, 401 W Main St., Lexington,40507; www.visitlex.com; 800.845.3959.
Blue Grass Airport, 4000 Terminal Dr. Commercial airport, 7 major airlines. US Customs office. Charter service.