Near Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Dr. Robert Peter
Pharmacist, physician, chemist, teacher and author. Born in England, 1805, he came to Lexington in 1832. Dr. Peter was associated with Transylvania Univ. more than 50 yrs.; elected to chair of chemistry and pharmacy and Dean of Medical School. Also Professor of chemistry at Kentucky University. He lectured daily in both schools. Presented by the Lexington Surgical Society.
Dr. Robert Peter
Chemist for Kentucky Geological Survey, 1854-93, when survey was suspended. Among Dr. Peter's many writings were: History of Fayette County, articles in Transylvania Journal of Medicine. In Civil War he was surgeon in charge of U.S. military hospitals at Lexington. Married Frances Dallam; later moved to "Winton," where he died, 1894. Presented by the Lexington Surgical Society.
Erected 1973 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1480.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Science & Medicine.
Location. 38° 9.27′ N, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington KY 40511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Zion (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Man o' War (approx. 1.7 miles away); Artistides (approx. 4 miles away); Coldstream Farm (approx. 4.4 miles away); Miller's Run Historic District (approx. 4.6 miles away); Georgetown Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Georgetown Cemetery Confederate Monument (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
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