Woodrow Wilson General Hospital

Woodrow Wilson General Hospital (HM20MD)

Location: Fishersville, VA 22939 Augusta County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 6.976', W 78° 59.408'

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The U.S. Army, needing stateside medical facilities during World War II, broke ground for Woodrow Wilson General Hospital here in June 1942. Named for the former U.S. president born in nearby Staunton, the hospital consisted of about 135 single-story brick buildings with 2.5 miles of sheltered walkways. In June 1943, the first of more than 4,000 sick and wounded military personnel arrived by train. The complex was declared surplus in 1946, and the Commonwealth of Virginia repurposed part of it in 1947 as the nation's first state-owned comprehensive rehabilitation facility for disabled individuals. The rest of the complex became part of the Augusta County public school system.
HM NumberHM20MD
Year Placed2017
Placed ByVirginia Department of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 676190 N 4220623
Decimal Degrees38.11626667, -78.99013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 6.976', W 78° 59.408'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 6' 58.56" N, 78° 59' 24.48" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 49 Hornet Rd, Fishersville VA 22939, US
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