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Lexington, Kentucky: One-Day President Birthplace (Gone)

A historical marker notes that David Rice Atchison, who was U.S. President for one day in 1849, was born somewhere around here. Marker removed.

South side of the city. Hwy 4/New Circle Rd 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


[Moe Cheezmo, 05/18/2021]

Old historical markers, such as this one, are sometimes taken down to be replaced by new ones with updated text, and sometimes they're taken down and never replaced. Whichever is true, the old marker is gone.

Historical marker.

One-Day President Birthplace

Love historical markers, but sad when they're not kept up. Hard to read.

[Rose, 11/23/2016]

Historical marker.

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.

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