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Lexington Courthouse 1889
Lexington Courthouse 1934
Fayette County is one of the three original counties formed by Virginia on June 30, 1780. It was named for General Lafayette, who served in the Revolutionary War. The county's seat is LEXINGTON, created by Virginia on May 5, 1782.
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|Church Database - with history||County History|
|WILLS/COURT RECORDS||1872 City / County Officers|
Prof. Ephraim W. Smith Obit;
1972 Death Notice (newspaper);
Kentucky State Vital Records
Cabinet for Health Services
Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621-0001
Fayette County Kentucky Vital Records
Fayette County Clerk
162 E Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 253-3344
833 W Main Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
Phone: (859) 255-5522
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