Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Col. Robert Patterson (1753-1827) / Patterson Cabin
Col. Robert Patterson (1753-1827)
A large landholder, Patterson took part in founding Lexington, Cincinnati and Dayton. Chose site of Lexington, helped erect fort, April 1779, and laid off town; on Board of Trustees for many years. He helped charter Transylvania Univ. Urged separation from Va., 1784; elected representative from Fayette County, 1792, and served eight years. Moved to Dayton, 1803.
Built by Robert Patterson prior to his marriage in April 1780, to Elizabeth Lindsay, this small cabin has been a home, servant's quarters and tool shed. It has had many sites, including original on Cane Run; farm of Patterson's grandson, Dayton, Ohio, 1901-1939; and several on Transylvania campus. Returned to Lexington by request of Kentucky, this city and D.A.R.
Erected 1977 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1613.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Settlements & SettlersKentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1779.
Location. 38° 3.102′ N, 84° 29.691′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on West 3rd Street west of North Mill Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 319 W 3rd Street, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Architects Shryock / Another Shryock (within shouting distance of this marker); Transylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); Transylvania University (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Morrison / Transylvania Alumni (about 300 feet away); James Lane Allen (about 400 feet away); Transylvania Pavilion (about 400 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / George Shannon (about 600 feet away); Thomas Hunt Morgan / Genetic Research (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 944 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. 4. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.