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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.

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Dec. at 75 (1777-1852)
Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives, ...more

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Jim Varney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Dec. at 51 (1949-2000)

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

James Albert Varney Jr. (June 15, 1949 – February 10, 2000) was an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his role as Ernest P. Worrell, who was used in numerous television ...more

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Gene Markey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Dec. at 85 (1895-1980)

Birthplace: Jackson, Michigan

Eugene Willford "Gene" Markey (December 11, 1895 – May 1, 1980) was an American author, producer, screenwriter, and highly decorated naval officer.
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James Carson Breckinridg... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Dec. at 65 (1877-1942)

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

James Carson Breckinridge (September 13, 1877 – March 2, 1942) was a lieutenant general of the United States Marine Corps. He was the son of Clifton Rhodes Breckinridge and a member of the ...more
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Basil W. Duke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Dec. at 78 (1838-1916)

Birthplace: Georgetown, Kentucky

Basil Wilson Duke (May 28, 1838 – September 16, 1916) was a Confederate general officer during the American Civil War. His most noted service in the war was as second-in-command for his ...more
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Solomon Lee Van Meter, J... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Dec. at 49 (1888-1937)

Birthplace: Kentucky

Solomon Lee Van Meter Jr. (April 8, 1888 - November 3, 1937) was an American inventor, famous for inventing the first successful backpack Parachute.
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Ethelbert Ludlow Dudley ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Dec. at 44 (1818-1862)

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

Ethelbert Ludlow Dudley (1818 – February 20, 1862) was a prominent Kentucky physician and a member of the faculty of Transylvania Medical School.
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Elisha Warfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Dec. at 78 (1781-1859)

Birthplace: Maryland

Elisha Warfield, Jr. (February 5, 1781 – May 15, 1859) was an American physician and a Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder whom Thoroughbred Heritage calls "one of the most important ...more
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John Hunt Morgan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
John Hunt Morgan Dec. at 39 (1825-1864)

Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama

John Hunt Morgan (June 1, 1825 – September 4, 1864) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. In April 1862, he raised the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, fought at Shiloh, and then ...more
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Gordon Granger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Gordon Granger Dec. at 55 (1821-1876)

Birthplace: New York

Gordon Granger (November 6, 1821 – January 10, 1876) was a career U.S. Army officer and a Union general during the American Civil War. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Chickamauga.
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George B. Duncan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
George B. Duncan Dec. at 89 (1861-1950)

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

George Brand Duncan (October 10, 1861 – March 15, 1950) was a military officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Major General.
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Abraham Buford II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Dec. at 64 (1820-1884)

Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America

Abraham "Abe" Buford II (January 18, 1820 – June 9, 1884) was an American soldier and landowner. After serving in the United States Army during the Mexican–American War, Buford joined ...more
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Joseph Cabell Breckinrid... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Sr. Dec. at 78 (1842-1920)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Joseph Cabell Breckinridge Sr. (January 14, 1842 – August 18, 1920) was a Union Army officer from Kentucky during the American Civil War. In later life, he became a brigadier general in the U.S. ...more
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Lucille P. Markey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Lucille P. Markey Dec. at 86 (1896-1982)

Birthplace: Maysville, Kentucky

Lucille Parker Wright Markey (December 14, 1896 – July 24, 1982) was an American businesswoman and philanthropist who owned Calumet Farm, a Thoroughbred horse farm in the United States famous ...more
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Wickliffe Cooper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Wickliffe Cooper Dec. at 36 (1831-1867)

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

Robert Wickliffe Cooper (October 19, 1831 – June 8, 1867) 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 ...more