Warren A. Candler Hospital

Warren A. Candler Hospital (HM3CD)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.137', W 81° 5.651'

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Georgia`s first hospital, this institution is believed to be the second oldest general hospital in continuous operation in the United States. It was founded in 1803 as a seamen`s hospital and poor house and was incorporated in 1808 under the name of Savannah Poor House and Hospital Society. The hospital was removed to this site in 1819.

In 1835 a new charter was obtained for the institution.

During the War Between the States a portion of the Hospital was used for the care of Confederate soldiers. In the area to the rear a stockade was erected in 1864, around the great oak that still stands there, for confinement of Union prisoners.

After Sherman`s occupation of Savannah and until 1866 the building served as a Union hospital.

The name was changed in 1872 to Savannah Hospital. From 1871 to 1888 the Savannah Medical College was located here.

In 1876 the building was completely renovated. However, the structure of the 1819 building was retained and remains as the nucleus of the present hospital.In 1931 the facilities were acquired by the Methodist Church, and the name changed to honor Bishop Warren A. Candler.
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HM NumberHM3CD
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number025-84
Year Placed1964
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 11:16am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491110 N 3548082
Decimal Degrees32.06895000, -81.09418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.137', W 81° 5.651'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 8.22" N, 81° 5' 39.06" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 E Huntingdon St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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