Lexington, (1) capital of Fayette county, Kentucky, stands in the fertile blue-grass region, 77 miles S. of Cincinnati. It is a handsome city, its principal edifices the court-house, state university, and state lunatic asylum. The Henry Clay monument also is noteworthy. There are manufactures of spirits, hemp, and especially of tobacco. Pop. (1880) 16,656; (1900) 26,369. - (2) A village of Massachusetts, 11 miles WNW. of Boston, where the first blood of the Revolution was shed, April 19, 1775. A monument has been erected to the eight men who fell here. - (3) Capital of Lafayette county, Missouri, on the Missouri River, 42 miles by rail (84 by water) E. of Kansas City. It contains Baptist and Methodist ladies' colleges, and manufactures hemp and woollen goods. Pop. 4537. - (4) A pretty village of Virginia, on the North River, 32 miles NNW. of Lynchburg. It is the seat of the Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute; and here Robert E. Lee and ' Stonewall' Jackson are buried. Pop. 3771.