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Ashland (Henry Clay estate) is located in Kentucky
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Ashland (Henry Clay estate) is located in the United States
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Location120 Sycamore Road Lexington, Kentucky
Coordinates38°1′43″N 84°28′48″W / 38.02861°N 84.48000°W / 38.02861; -84.48000Coordinates: 38°1′43″N 84°28′48″W / 38.02861°N 84.48000°W / 38.02861; -84.48000
Built1811
ArchitectBenjamin H. Latrobe; Thomas Lewinski
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference No.66000357[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1966
Designated NHLDecember 19, 1960

Ashland is the name of the plantation of the 19th-century Kentucky statesman Henry Clay,[2] located in Lexington, Kentucky, in the central Bluegrass region of the state. Long operated as a forced-labor farm whose owners enslaved Black people, it is a registered National Historic Landmark.[2] The Ashland Stakes, a Thoroughbred horse race at Keeneland Race Course that has run annually since the race course first opened in 1936, was named for the historically important estate.


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