Pigeon Forge in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
At the age of 12, this son of a Presbyterian minister earned $4.00 a week
In 1937 the two moved to Mrs. Broady's native county and opened a medical office over Wade's Department Store in Sevierville. The town doctor made numerous house calls, switching from car to mule to reach back country homes, sometimes crossing treacherous rain-swollen or frozen waters. In 1940 Broady Hospital opened on Bruce Street; he felt this was his greatest accomplishment. Practicing for nearly half a century, Dr. Broady delivered 7,107 babies, a sizeable portion of the county population. Many of these were assisted by Mrs. Broady who also taught nursing and managed the hospital. Nurse Broady was an efficient caring woman whose advice in the hospital found its way into the homes and daily lives of wives and mothers. The couple had six children, two of whom died in separate accidents before they were grown.
Mr. W. J. Brown, Church of God Children’s Home Director, wrote of Dr. and Mrs. Broady in 1983, “You are a tonic for all who know you. We love you and always will.”
Location. 35° 46.704′ N, 83° 32.517′ W. Marker is in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is at the intersection of Golf Drive and Day Springs Road, on the right on Golf Drive. Touch for map. From the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, turn on Golf Drive, between traffic lights 8 and 10, across from Cracker Barrel Old County Store. Travel .2 miles. The marker is at the entrance of campground on the right, at the intersection of Golf Drive and Day Springs Road. Marker is in this post office area: Pigeon Forge TN 37863, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pigeon Forge (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church Pigeon Forge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pigeon River Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sevier County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pigeon Forge Elementary School/Pigeon Forge Canning Factory (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pigeon Forge Iron Works (approx. 0.9 miles away); Unionists Within the Confederacy (approx. one mile away); Early Pigeon Forge (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pigeon Forge.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2014, by Marcia Nelson of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2014, by Marcia Nelson of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.