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Hays in Ellis County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Post Surgeon's Quarters

 
 
Post Surgeon's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
1. Post Surgeon's Quarters Marker
Inscription.

Records are unclear as to the exact date of construction of the surgeon's quarters. It was a one-story, four-room, frame residence. Prior to its construction the surgeon was housed on officers' row. As part of his medical duties, the surgeon kept detailed records of soldiers and civilians receiving care at the hospital, as well as deaths and births. The surgeon also acted as health inspector and reported on local plants, animals, and weather. Many of these records and reports have been preserved and tell us a large part of what we know about Fort Hays and the people who lived here.

In 1900 the house was moved nearby to what is now the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center. It remains in use today.
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 51.718′ N, 99° 20.547′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Fort Hays State Historic Site, off US Hwy 163 Alternate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1472 US Highway 163 Alternate, Hays KS 67601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chapel (a few steps from this marker); Quartermaster's Complex (within shouting
Post Surgeon's Quarters Diagram on Marker image. Click for full size.
Kansas Historical Society, undated
2. Post Surgeon's Quarters Diagram on Marker
distance of this marker); Icehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Band Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Laundress' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Trader's Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hays.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Hays State Historic Site. (Submitted on September 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Hays at Kansapedia. (Submitted on September 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made FeaturesScience & MedicineWars, US Indian
 
Post Surgeon's Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
3. Post Surgeon's Quarters Marker
Looking west
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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