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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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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. 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 ...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) 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 ...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) Eugene Willford "Gene" Markey was an American author, producer, screenwriter, and highly decorated naval officer.

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James Carson Breckinridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Dec. at 65 (1877-1942) 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.

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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) 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 ...more

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Solomon Lee Van Meter, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Dec. at 49 (1888-1937) Solomon Lee Van Meter, Jr. 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) Ethelbert Ludlow Dudley 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) 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 ...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) 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 ...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) 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.

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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) George Brand Duncan 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) 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 ...more

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Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Sr... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Lexington Cemetery
Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Sr. Dec. at 78 (1842-1920) 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 ...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) Lucille Parker Wright Markey was an American businesswoman and philanthropist who owned Calumet Farm, the most prestigious Thoroughbred horse farm in the United States.

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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) 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