First African-American Hospital in the United StatesChartered 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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|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||The Georgia Historical Society and The Georgia Infirmary, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:50pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 490816 N 3546881|
|Decimal Degrees||32.05811667, -81.09728333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 3.487', W 81° 5.837'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 3' 29.22" N, 81° 5' 50.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||478, 912|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1901 Abercorn St, Savannah GA 31401, US|
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