Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Georgia Infirmary — First African—American Hospital in the United States



Marker ID: GHS 25-9
Location: 1900 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 3.471    W 081° 5.841
  32.05785    -81.09735
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKKVQ
The Georgia Infirmary — First African—American Hospital in the United States Marker  



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Chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in 1832, the Infirmary was established “for the relief and protection of afflicted and aged Africans&rdquot 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.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and
2001.16 The Georgia Infirmary, Inc. 25-9



 

The Georgia Infirmary — First African—American Hospital in the United States

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