Known as “The Shoals” due to being part of the Muscle Shoals Metropolitan Statistical Area, Lexington, is situated within Lauderdale County, Alabama. With a population of 840 at the 2000 census, covering an area of 3.2 square miles of which all is land. One of the main attractions has to The Children’s Museum of the Shoals whose mission is to further classroom education and compliment existing cultural and educational resources. Children are free to experience the joy of learning within an enriched and stimulating environment. [Read more...]
• Tim Berners-Lee, computer-science genius and creator of the World Wide Web lived Lexington Massachusetts prior to moving the UK in 2004
• Sidney Burbank, famous officer in the US Army during the American Civil War
• Henry Abraham, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
• Francis Judd Cooke , noted composer
• David Angelo, comedian and writer
• Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics at MIT, creator of the theory of generative grammar and a prominent linguists of the 20th century, an author, commentator and a noted political activist.
• Nicolaas Bloembergen, Nobel Prize in Physics
• Harold Dow Bugbee, western artist [Read more...]
Lexington, Massachusetts is primarily famous , The Battle of Lexington and Concord, one of the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War, took place here, Lexington is home to an array of historical buildings, monuments, and parks, most of which date from Revolutionary and Colonial times.
• The Minuteman Statue stands on the Battle Green, one of the most prominent historical landmarks due to being the location of the battle.
• The Revolutionary Monument, completed on July 4th 1799 is the nation’s oldest standing war memorial as well as the gravesite of the colonists killed in the Battle of Lexington
• National Heritage Museum and the Minute Man National Historical Park both have exhibits on American history and the culture changes throughout the years.
• Historically important landmarks also include the Old Burying Ground, Munroe Tavern, Hancock-Clark House, the Old Belfry and Buckman Tavern, the old Boston and Main Station, and the oldest standing church , built in 1839, the Follen Church
• Lexington’s town centre is teaming with restaurants and food outlets, art and craft galleries, plenty of retail shopping, and even a cinema, alongside the Minuteman Bikeway and Cary Memorial Library. Marratt Square is also a great place for shopping and dining. [Read more...]
With an elected Board of Selectmen, the town’s government is overseen by the chairman, Hank Manz, and his colleagues, Peter Kelly, Norman Cohen, George Burnell, and Deborah Mauger. [Read more...]
As part of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lexington was first established in 1642 as a parish known as Cambridge Farms. Corporated as a town in 1713 there is still a degree of controversy has to how Lexington received its name. Lord Lexington, a British nobleman, is a popular choice or origin, however, many of the settlers originally came from Lexington (or Laxton as it is currently known) in Nottingham, UK.
Very early on in the colonial days, Vine Brook, which runs through Bedford, Burlington, and Lexington, before finally merging with the Shawsheen River, was the main source of water for the industry and farming of the town. Different types of mills utilised the running water, and in times as recent as the 20th century, Vine Brook was again utilised for the local farm irrigation. [Read more...]
|The governments of the Lexington and Fayette County combined to create the current Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUGG) in 1974. Part of the Kentucky’s 6th congressional district, Democrat Ben Chandler was elected in 2004. Lexington’s United States Senate is the Republican Floor Leader, Mitch McConnell, elected in 1984. The state’s junior United States Senate is Rand Paul who was elected in 2010. Recently elected as Mayor is Jim Gray, who was sworn into office by Mary Nobel on 2nd of January 2010. [Read more...]|
With four very distinct seasons that do not have any prolonged adverse weather conditions. [Read more...]
• American Saddlebred Museum – situated on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park, featuring trophies, photos, tack and artwork, including an expansive collection of George Ford Morris painting.
• Aviation Museum of Kentucky – historic aircraft, aviation equipment and artifacts
• Bluegrass Heritage Museum – Exhibits focus on the history of Bluegrass people and places from the Eskippakkithiki Indian settlements from their origins through to today.
• Camp Nelson Heritage Park – Restored site of Union army camp.
• University of Kentucky Basketball Museum – Exhibits enable visitors to play a virtual game with Wildcats legends, call play to play, and test their trivia knowledge. [Read more...]