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Ashland

120 Sycamore Rd
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, 40502

Ashland
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Ashland is the name of the plantation of the 19th-century Kentucky statesman Henry Clay. Clay and his family resided at Ashland from about 1806 until his death in 1852.
Henry Clay's granddaughter Anne Clay McDowell and her husband Henry Clay McDowell purchased the estate (consisting of approximately 325 acres (132 ha) and outbuildings). They moved in with their children in 1883. Their eldest daughter Nannette McDowell Bullock continued to occupy Ashland until her death in 1948. She founded the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation, which purchased and preserved Ashland. The historic house museum opened to the public in 1950.

The city of Ashland, Missouri in Boone County, a heavily Whig area, was named in honor of the estate. The borough of Ashland, Pennsylvania in Schuylkill County, an anthracite coal mining town, was named in honor of the estate as well.

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