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BATTLE OF LEXINGTON STATE HISTORIC SITE

Edge Wade, December 2008

92 acres   Lafayette Co.  DeLorme 28, G-2

GPS:  39.1893582014165,-93.8797187805176

 

Directions:  From I-70, take Exit #49 onto Hwy. 13 north, remaining on it for 19 miles into Lexington. Travel through Lexington to the intersection with Main Street. Continue north, straight on John Shea Dr., then left/west onto Delaware St. until reaching the historic site entrance.

 

The site may be reached from the north via MO 13 to Delaware St. or, from the US 65/24 junction at Carrolton, go south ton combined US 65/24, then west on US 24 to MO 13 and onto Delaware St.

 

When to Visit/Species to Expect:  Anytime, but spring passerine migration is potentially the best.

 

Features of interest to birders:  The small picnic area at the visitor center, parking area and grounds near the Anderson House, road and walkways through the site provide good access to the blufftop open areas.  Off the walkway, excellent eye-level views of upper canopy along the bluff are accessible.

 

Toilets: Restrooms in visitor center

 

Camping:  None

 

Hazards/Limitations:  None noted

 

Nearby Birding Sites:  Lexington Riverfront Park, Confederate Memorial SHS, Hardin CA, Baltimore Bend CA