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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Warren A. Candler Hospital
 
Warren A. Candler Hospital Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Warren A. Candler Hospital Marker
 
Inscription. Georgia`s first hospital, this institution is believed to be the second oldest general hospital in continuous operation in the United States. It was founded in 1803 as a seamen`s hospital and poor house and was incorporated in 1808 under the name of Savannah Poor House and Hospital Society. The hospital was removed to this site in 1819.

In 1835 a new charter was obtained for the institution.

During the War Between the States a portion of the Hospital was used for the care of Confederate soldiers. In the area to the rear a stockade was erected in 1864, around the great oak that still stands there, for confinement of Union prisoners.

After Sherman`s occupation of Savannah and until 1866 the building served as a Union hospital.

The name was changed in 1872 to Savannah Hospital. From 1871 to 1888 the Savannah Medical College was located here.

In 1876 the building was completely renovated. However, the structure of the 1819 building was retained and remains as the nucleus of the present hospital. In 1931 the facilities were acquired by the Methodist Church, and the name changed to honor Bishop Warren A. Candler.
 
Erected 1964 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-84.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the
 
Warren A. Candler Hospital Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Warren A. Candler Hospital
The old building is for sale
 
Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.137′ N, 81° 5.651′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Huntingdon Street near Drayton Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Savannah's Marine Corps Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Former Home of Henry R. Jackson (about 600 feet away); Forsyth Park (about 600 feet away); Armstrong Junior College (about 600 feet away); Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church Centennial (about 700 feet away); Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Massie Common School House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette McLaws (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  Candler Hospital History. Candler Hospital moved to a new location in 1980. (Submitted on February 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Warren A. Candler Hospital Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
3. Warren A. Candler Hospital
The marker is just out of view to the left in this picture.
 
 
Warren A. Candler Hospital Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
4. Warren A. Candler Hospital
The marker is just out of view to the right in this picture.
 
 
The Candler Oak, as mentioned in the Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
5. The Candler Oak, as mentioned in the Marker
Candler Oak " Live Oak' Quercus virginiana Listed on the Georgia Landmarks & Historic Tree Register 2001 Estimated Age 270 years; Height 50 feet; Circumference 16 feet; Spread at Crown 107 feet.
 
 
The Candler Oak Photo, Click for full size
By Mandy P., September 15, 2007
6. The Candler Oak
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 6,172 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on February 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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