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Fairlawn, ca. 1845 / Dr. Benjamin Dudley

 
 
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1. Fairlawn, ca. 1845 Marker
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Fairlawn, ca. 1845. Home of Dr. Benjamin W. Dudley from 1846 until 1870. Small white cottage to south purchased by Dr. Dudley, 1839, used for instruction in anatomy and surgery while on faculty of Transylvania Medical School. William T. Withers, a CSA Colonel, purchased Fairlawn, 1874. Gen. U.S. Grant and King Kalakaua of Hawaii were entertained here.

Dr. Benjamin Dudley. Eminent Kentucky surgeon and outstanding lithotomist of 19th century. Born Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, April 12, 1785. Died in Lexington, Ky., January 20, 1875. Dr. Dudley served as professor or anatomy and surgery at Transylvania Medical School, 1817-50. After retirement, practiced occasionally at Fairlawn.
 
Erected 1972 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways; Presented by Lexington Surgical Society. (Marker Number 1447.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 20, 1875.
 
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38° 3.652′ N, 84° 28.949′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on North Broadway (U.S. 27/68) north of Kenyon Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 906 North Broadway, Lexington KY 40505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Loudoun House (approx. half a mile away); Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Groundbreaking Doctor (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Morton House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Joseph Scott (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thomas 'Tommy' Britton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Isaac Burns Murphy (approx. 0.7 miles away); African Americans in the Horse Industry Buried Here (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Benjamin Winslow Dudley (Wikipedia). (Submitted on March 31, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Dr. Benjamin Dudley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 27, 2021
2. Dr. Benjamin Dudley Marker
Fairlawn, ca. 1845 / Dr. Benjamin Dudley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 27, 2021
3. Fairlawn, ca. 1845 / Dr. Benjamin Dudley Marker
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4. Dr. Benjamin Winslow Dudley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on March 31, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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