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Lexington  

Sundial 606
State/Province:  Kentucky Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   38° 00.4' N Longitude:   84° 29.9' W
Location:
  • Cul de Sac at end of Glendover Cove, off Glendover Road
    Lexington, KY
 
Description:
  • A 14 foot diameter horizontal dial of granite, marble and limestone with shrubbery delineation in the center of a cul de sac street. The hour lines are shaped to include analemmas to correct for EOT and are adjusted for longitude and DST. The shadow of the tip of the gnomon traces declination lines for solstices and equinoxes.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: City of Lexington but maintained by local resident, Erwin Jones, MD.
  • Designer: Sam Moore
  • Builder: Dan Jackovitch, Sam Moore, Erwin Jones
  • Construction Date: August, 1997