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Parton, Dumfries and Galloway

Parton is a village situated on the banks of the River Dee in Kirkcudbrightshire in the District Council of Dumfries and Galloway Administration area, Scotland. Prominent mathematical physicist James Clerk Maxwell lived at the nearby Glenlair House. He was famous for developing formulae governing electricity and magnetism as well as the Maxwell distribution in the kinetic theory of gases.
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyKirkcudbrightshire
OS GridNX6970
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
 

Parton, Dumfries and Galloway in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Parton, par. and hamlet with ry. sta., mid. Kirkcudbrightshire - par., 15,841 ac., pop. 716; hamlet, on river Dee, 7 miles NW. of Castle Douglas; P.O.; Parton House, seat, is 1½ mile E. of sta.

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