Honoring Life & Legacy for 175 Years

The Lexington Cemetery was established in 1849 as a public cemetery and a place of beauty to enjoy.

For 175 years it has been a historical landmark that documents the social, political, military and environmental history of the community. Encompassing 170 acres, it is comprised of a national and public cemetery with over 74,000 interments. It will accommodate interments for the next 100 years.

Learn more about Our History here.

Visiting the Grounds

Spring Bloom

Throughout its history, visitors have appreciated the beautiful serene environment. The Lexington Cemetery has over 200 species of trees including pink weeping cherries, ornamental magnolias, flowering dogwoods and crab apples.

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Grounds Open Daily
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Our mission is to honor, celebrate, and maintain in perpetuity the beauty and dignity of our cemetery for past, present, and future generations.

We encourage you to review and respect our visitor rules and guidelines.

Notable People

The Lexington Cemetery reflects the social and economic changes that have taken place in Lexington-Fayette County. Within our gates lie people of different political, economic and social standing, race, and religion.

Learn more about the many notable people interred at the Lexington Cemetery.

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