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Near Phoenixville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Valley Forge General Hospital

 
 
Valley Forge General Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 19, 2014
1. Valley Forge General Hospital Marker
Inscription. Opened in 1943, it was among the nation's largest military hospitals by the end of World War II. Able to treat more than 3,000 patients in over 100 buildings, the facility specialized in the pioneering treatment of war-related eye and burn injuries, introducing innovations in eye surgery, plastic surgery, and rehabilitation. The hospital treated casualties of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam Conflict before closing in 1974.
 
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 7.041′ N, 75° 32.646′ W. Marker is near Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Charlestown Road and Buckwalter Road, on the right when traveling west on Charlestown Road. Click for map. Located at Valley Forge Christian College. Marker is in this post office area: Phoenixville PA 19460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Phoenixville Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); American Legion Post 482 War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Phoenixville War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Griffen Cannon and Memorial
Valley Forge General Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 19, 2014
2. Valley Forge General Hospital Marker
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Graceanna Lewis (approx. 1.8 miles away); Phoenix Iron & Steel Company (approx. 1.9 miles away); Phoenix Iron Company (approx. 1.9 miles away); Symbols of Steel Sculpture Garden (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Phoenixville.
 
Also see . . .  Valley Forge General Hospital. Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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