The second largest city in the state of Kentucky, Lexington is located in the Bluegrass region of the state. Commonly known as the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington is the site of the Kentucky Derby, where people from all the world flock to watch horse races that are performed by some of the best champions money can buy.
Founded in 1775 as part of Virginia, it became an official city just 17 years before Kentucky joined the Union as a state. A group of men exploring the frontier that were with William McConnell stopped on what is now known as McConnell Springs. When they heard of the victory in the Battles of Lexington they named the site that they were camping Lexington. This was one of many that were named for the battle, but it is believed to be the first.
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