Post Surgeon's Quarters

Post Surgeon's Quarters (HM14LY)

Location: Hays, KS 67601 Ellis County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 51.718', W 99° 20.547'

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Records are unclear as to the exact date of construction of the surgeon's quarters. It was a one-story, four-room, frame residence. Prior to its construction the surgeon was housed on officers' row. As part of his medical duties, the surgeon kept detailed records of soldiers and civilians receiving care at the hospital, as well as deaths and births. The surgeon also acted as health inspector and reported on local plants, animals, and weather. Many of these records and reports have been preserved and tell us a large part of what we know about Fort Hays and the people who lived here.

In 1900 the house was moved nearby to what is now the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center. It remains in use today.
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HM NumberHM14LY
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Placed ByKansas Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 10:38am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 470289 N 4301514
Decimal Degrees38.86196667, -99.34245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.718', W 99° 20.547'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 43.08" N, 99° 20' 32.82" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1440-1498 Golf Course Rd, Hays KS 67601, US
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