Pattonville is a German neighborhood with the unusual distinction of being a former US Military installation, as few US installations returned to German control have been maintained in their former form.
Pattonville was a large housing area built and maintained by the United States Army north of Stuttgart, Germany during the Cold War as part of the Stuttgart Military Community. The community was named for World War II General George S. Patton. Located north of the city and east of Ludwigsburg, from 1955-1992 Pattonville was home to Stuttgart American High School, which accommodated 1,200 students at its peak. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Musician Katrina Leskanich of Katrina and the Waves are among the better known alumni of the school. The Patch High School at Patch Barracks became now the only DODEA High School in Stuttgart, until it was closed at the end of the 2014-15 school year, and the Stuttgart High School opened beginning with the 2015-16 school year to be the sole DODEA school in the Stuttgart Military Community.
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