Lexington, Kentucky: One-Day President Birthplace

A 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. 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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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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