Georgia Warm Springs Foundation

Georgia Warm Springs Foundation (HME55)

Location: Warm Springs, GA 31830 Meriwether County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 53.492', W 84° 41.245'

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These gates mark the original entrance to the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, established in July 1927 by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Basil O'Connor for the treatment of polio victims. Roosevelt himself suffered from polio beginning in 1921. Learning of the therapeutic nature of the waters at Warm Springs, Roosevelt spent two-thirds of his personal assets to acquire the Warm Springs property in 1926. Roosevelt's 1932 election to the presidency facilitated fundraising efforts for the Foundation, whose pioneering work to alleviate the debilitating effects of polio expanded in 1938 when Roosevelt created the March of Dimes to unify a national effort to eradicate the disease.
HM NumberHME55
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number99-3
Year Placed2004
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Development Fund, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 716320 N 3641633
Decimal Degrees32.89153333, -84.68741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 53.492', W 84° 41.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 53' 29.52" N, 84° 41' 14.70" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6500 Roosevelt Hwy, Warm Springs GA 31830, US
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