First Inauguration

Main St. between Mill and Broadway, Lexington, KY


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"Isaac Shelby was inaugurated as lst governor of Kentucky, June 4, 1792, at building on West Main Street; built as a market house, 1791-92. After Kentucky's admission to Union, the structure was also used as a State House during the legislative sessions of 1792. The Lexington Library was organized in same building in January, 1795. Presented by Lexington-Fayette Co. Historic Commission."

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger