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Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery

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List of famous people buried in Lexington Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Lexington Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Lexington Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

The list you're viewing has a variety of people in it, like Henry Clay and Jim Varney.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Lexington Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Lexington Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at Lexington Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Lexington Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Lexington Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.


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    Henry Clay
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    Henry Clay, Sr. was an American lawyer, politician, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He served three different terms as Speaker of the House of Representatives and was also Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829. He lost his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1777-1852)
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Lawyer
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    Jim Varney
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    James Albert "Jim" Varney, Jr. was an American actor, voice actor, comedian, and writer best known for his role as Ernest P. Worrell, who was used in numerous television commercial campaigns and movies, giving Varney fame worldwide and for playing Jed Clampett in the 1993 movie version of The Beverly ...more

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1949-2000)
    • Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Musician, Actor, Voice acting, Writer
    • Credits: Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Ernest Saves Christmas, Ernest Goes to Camp, + more
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    Eugene Willford "Gene" Markey was an American author, producer, screenwriter, and highly decorated naval officer.more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1895-1980)
    • Birthplace: Jackson, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Soldier, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: Baby Face, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Kentucky, The Florodora Girl, Private Number, + more
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    James Carson Breckinridge
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    James Carson Breckinridge was a lieutenant general of the United States Marine Corps. He was the son of Clifton Rhodes Breckinridge and a member of the prominent Breckinridge family.more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1877-1942)
    • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Soldier
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    Basil W. Duke
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    Basil Wilson Duke was a Confederate general officer during the American Civil War. His most noted service in the war was as second-in-command for his brother-in-law John Hunt Morgan; Duke would later write a popular account of Morgan's most famous raid: 1863's Morgan's Raid. He took over Morgan's ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1838-1916)
    • Birthplace: Georgetown, Kentucky, United States of America
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    Solomon Lee Van Meter, Jr. was an American inventor, famous for inventing the first successful backpack Parachute.more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1888-1937)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America
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    Ethelbert Ludlow Dudley
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    Ethelbert Ludlow Dudley was a prominent Kentucky physician and a member of the faculty of Transylvania Medical School.more

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    • Age: Died at 44 (1818-1862)
    • Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Physician
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    Elisha Warfield, Jr. was an American physician and a Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder whom Thoroughbred Heritage calls "one of the most important early figures in Kentucky racing and breeding."more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1781-1859)
    • Birthplace: Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Physician
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    John Hunt Morgan

    John Hunt Morgan
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    John Hunt Morgan was a Confederate general and cavalry officer in the American Civil War. Morgan is best known for Morgan's Raid when, in 1863, he and his men rode over 1,000 miles covering a region from Tennessee, up through Kentucky, into Indiana and on to southern Ohio. This would be the farthest ...more

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    • Age: Died at 39 (1825-1864)
    • Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
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    Gordon Granger

    Gordon Granger
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    Gordon Granger was a career U.S. army officer and a Union general during the American Civil War. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Chickamauga.more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1821-1876)
    • Birthplace: New York, United States of America
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    George B. Duncan

    George B. Duncan
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    George Brand Duncan was a military officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Major General.more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1861-1950)
    • Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
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    Abraham Buford II
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    Abraham "Abe" Buford II was an American soldier and landowner. After serving in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War, Buford joined the Confederate States Army in 1862 and served as a cavalry general in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. After the war, he retired to his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1820-1884)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, Lexington–Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area, United States, with Territories, + more
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    Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Sr.

    Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Sr.
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    Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Sr. was a Union Army officer from Kentucky during the American Civil War. In later life, he became a brigadier general in the U.S. Regular Army and Inspector General of the Army as well as a major general of volunteers in the Spanish-American War. His cousin, John C.more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1842-1920)
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
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    Lucille P. Markey

    Lucille Parker Wright Markey was an American businesswoman and philanthropist who owned Calumet Farm, the most prestigious Thoroughbred horse farm in the United States.more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1896-1982)
    • Birthplace: Maysville, Kentucky, United States of America
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    Wickliffe Cooper

    Robert Wickliffe Cooper was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander of the American Civil War. He rarely used his real first name and thus appears in most documents as Wickliffe Cooper.more

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    • Age: Died at 36 (1831-1867)
    • Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
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