5 Facts About Lexington Kentucky

1. Abraham Lincoln was born in Lexington Kentucky, spent time in Lexington and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln was born and raised in Lexington.

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2. In September and October 2010, Lexington Kentucky hosted the World Equestrian Games, the first time the games were held outside of Europe.

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3. Since the late 20th century, Lexington Kentucky has demolished hundreds of historic structures to make way for hotels, banks, and parking structures.

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4. In 2002, Lexington Kentucky became the first city to launch a "Thriller video" reenactment as a Halloween festivity.

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5. In 1958, Lexington Kentucky enacted the nation's first urban growth boundary, restricting new development to an urban service area.

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