Lexington, Kentucky Board of Trustees records

Abstract

The Lexington, Kentucky Board of Trustees records (dated 1782-1854; 0.1 cubic feet; 3 reels) consists of microfilmed copies of early records of the city of Lexington's governing body.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lexington, Kentucky Board of Trustees records
Date
1782-1854 (inclusive)
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Deeds.
Minutes (Records)
Public records -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged in chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig. Paper finding aid encoded by Ida Sell Mangum.
Preferred Citation
M-224: [Identification of item], Lexington, Kentucky Board of Trustees records, 1781-1854, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The first cabin in Lexington was built in 1775 by a party of hunters helping William McConnell establish a claim. It was named after Lexington, Massachusetts, where the first battle of the Revolutionary War had just taken place. However the first settlers, led by Colonel Robert Patterson, arrived in 1779. They built a stockade, and in the spring of 1781 laid out Main Street. Also in 1781 they elected the first Board of Trustees, whose first meeting took place on March 26, 1781.
Scope and Content
The Lexington, Kentucky Board of Trustees records (dated 1782-1854; 0.1 cubic feet; 3 reels) consists of microfilmed copies of early records of the city of Lexington's governing body. Reel 1 contains 3 volumes of minutes, dating from 1781-1830. Reel 2 contains 3 volumes of minutes, covering 1830-1836, 1840-1843, and 1851-1854, respectively. The minutes detail information on lots bought, sold, and rented; the election of officers; town taxes and tithes; improvements made in the town; and the passing of laws and ordinances. Reel 3 contains an incomplete deed book dating from 1782-1806. Minute books 2 and 3 are labeled incorrectly on the microfilm, although the books themselves are in correct chronological order.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Minute book, 1781-1811

  • Reel 1
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Minute book, 1811-1817

  • Reel 1
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Minute book, 1818-1830

  • Reel 1
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Minute book, 1830-1836

  • Reel 2
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Minute book, 1840-1843

  • Reel 2
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Minute book, 1851-1854

  • Reel 2
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Deed book (incomplete), 1782-1806

  • Reel 3
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