Finney General Hospital

Finney General Hospital (HMR0J)

Location: Thomasville, GA 31792 Thomas County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 48.807', W 83° 59.556'

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(1942-1945)

Finney General Hospital, named in honor of Brigadier General John M.T. Finney, was authorized September 30, 1942, and dedicated June 16, 1943, on this site. Finney was one of sixty Army hospitals across the country built to care for sick and wounded World War II soldiers. Under Colonel Samuel M. Browne, Finney grew to two hundred buildings including hospital wards, a theater, gymnasium, chapel, bowling alley and barracks for German prisoners of war. Numerous celebrities visited to entertain patients and staff. Citizens of Thomas County provided support through the Grey Ladies Corps, plantation picnics, use of the YMCA, and lodging for soldiers' families in private homes. Finney General closed December 15, 1945, having treated 23,055 WWII veterans.
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HM NumberHMR0J
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number136-1
Year Placed2006
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Thomas County Historical Society, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 213691 N 3412760
Decimal Degrees30.81345000, -83.99260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 48.807', W 83° 59.556'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 48' 48.42" N, 83° 59' 33.36" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 413-417 S Pinetree Blvd, Thomasville GA 31792, US
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