Georgia Infirmary

Georgia Infirmary (HM3T9)

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

N 32° 3.487', W 81° 5.837'

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First African-American Hospital in the United States

Chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in 1832, the Infirmary was established "for the relief and protection of afflicted and aged Africans" under the provisions of the last will and testament of Savannah merchant and minister Thomas F. Williams (1774-1816). Originally located south of the city, it was moved here in 1838. Its fourteen acres included several single-story buildings and small farm tracts for vegetable gardens. In 1904, the Infirmary became one of the earliest training schools for African-American nurses. In 1975, it became Georgia's first day center for stroke rehabilitation.
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HM NumberHM3T9
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number25-9
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society and The Georgia Infirmary, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:50pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490816 N 3546881
Decimal Degrees32.05811667, -81.09728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 3.487', W 81° 5.837'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 3' 29.22" N, 81° 5' 50.22" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1901 Abercorn St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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