This historic map of Lexington, Kentucky was created in 1871 by Albert Ruger, a prominent 19th century map maker. The map shows a bird’s eye view of the city from the South West, including street names and old landmarks.

Landmarks on the map include Kentucky University (Transylvania University), Agricultural & Mechanical College (University of Kentucky), Hocker’s Female College, State Asylum for the Insane, Lexington Market House, Fire Engine House, Gas Works, Lexington Cemetery, Henry Clay’s Monument, Kentucky Central Railroad Depot, Sayre Female College, and more.

This historic map of Lexington was restored by KNOWOL. Reproductions of the restored map are available here.

Historic Old Map of Lexington, Kentucky from 1871

This map of Lexington will make an attractive addition to your office, library, or den and can even be used to teach children the geography and history of the area. When you’re done exploring, click here to get your copy of the restored map.