Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Burt Home Infirmary

Marker ID: THC 3C 57
Location: Montgomery County, in Clarksville, Riverside Drive at Current Street
County: Montgomery
Waymark: None


Established in 1906 by Dr. Robert T. Burt for African Americans but open to all races, it was Clarksville's first and only hospital until 1916. Burt, born of ex-slave parents in 1873, died 1955. He was a graduate of Meharry Medical College, Nashville. Infirmary was a Gothic Revival cottage, that had been enlarged, with operating facilities and 33 patient rooms. It existed for 48 years, until Clarksville Memorial Hospital opened in 1954. The infirmary burned in 1992.