Parton, Dumfries and Galloway
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 is commemorated by a monument beside the Parton war memorial in front of the church.
Parton railway station was part of the Portpatrick line, but closed in 1965.
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