Lexington, Kentucky: One-Day President BirthplaceA historical marker notes that David Rice Atchison, who was U.S. President for one day in 1849, was born somewhere around here.
- Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY
- South side of the city. US 60 exit 18. Drive north on Hwy 1974/Tates Creek Rd for a quarter-mile. Marker will be on the left, at the stoplight intersection of Dove Run Rd and Tates Creek Rd, at the entrance to the Lansdowne Shoppes shopping center.
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One-Day President Birthplace
Love historical markers, but sad when they're not kept up. Hard to read.[Rose, 11/23/2016]
U.S. President A Day Historical Marker
A historical marker commemorates the birth site of David Rice Atchison, regarded by some (but I'm thinking not many) as America's only U.S. President for a day. Atchison was born August 11, 1807, in Frogtown, KY.[AK, 07/23/2016]
As the marker relates, Atchison was President of the U.S. from March 4 to March 5, 1849. Why? We explain here.