Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Jane Terrell Hospital

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Location: 16 North Bellevue Boulevard, Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 08.415    W 090° 01.282
  35.14025    -90.02136666
Waymark: WM3NHX


The Negro Baptist Association founded the Jane Terrell Baptist Hospital at 698 Williams in 1909 under leadership of Dr. C. A. Terrell. At his death, it was renamed Terrell Memorial Hospital under leadership of Dr. N. M. Watson. By mid 1920s there were 100 beds, 2 operating rooms and a training school for nurses. 75% of Black registered nurses who worked for the Health Dept. were graduates of this school.

Shelby County Historical Commission and the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church