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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
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 Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 319 W 3rd Street, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Transylvania University (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Lane Allen (about 400 feet away); Transylvania Pavilion (about 400 feet away); Thomas Hunt Morgan / Genetic Research (about 600 feet away); Hunt-Morgan House (about 700 feet away); Morgan House (about 700 feet away); School Of Medicine (about 800 feet away); Lexington Public Library 1905 - 1989 / A Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Categories. • Politics • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 709 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.