Thursday, April 24, 2008

Parton, Dumfries and Galloway
Coordinates: 55.008° N 4.042° W
Parton is a village situated on the banks of the River Dee in Dumfries and Galloway, 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. Maxwell is buried under the family gravestone in the churchyard of Parton Kirk and a plate on the wall of the church commemorates him.
Red Kites have recently been introduced to the area and can be seen at Parton viewing station
Parton railway station was part of the Portpatrick line, but closed in 1965.

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