Samuel Brown, M.D. (1769 - 1830)
(Reverse) Dr. Samuel Brown - Dr. Brown's analyses led to the use of Kentucky cave nitre in manufacture of gunpowder. This added to Kentucky's role in winning War of 1812. Jefferson appointed him to advise Lewis and Clark Expedition on Indian lore. He was first man in the United States to envision a national medical organization. Presented by Samuel Brown Journal Club.
Erected 1976 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1595.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 2.967′ N, 84° 29.753′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lexington Public Library 1905 - 1989 / A Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan House (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Clay's Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Hunt-Morgan House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Transylvania Pavilion (about 500 feet away); Thomas Hunt Morgan / Genetic Research (about 600 feet away); James Lane Allen (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
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