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Staunton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. Alexander Humphreys

 
 
Dr. Alexander Humphreys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
1. Dr. Alexander Humphreys Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Humphreys (1757–1802), an important teacher in 18th-century Virginia, received his M. D. from the University of Edinburgh. He practiced medicine in Augusta County and Staunton from 1783 to 1802 in an office facing the county courthouse. Among Dr. Humphreys’ many students were Dr. Ephraim McDowell, the “Founder of Abdominal Surgery;” Dr. Samuel Brown, a pioneer in the use of smallpox vaccination; and President William Henry Harrison. Dr. Humphreys is buried in the churchyard of Trinity Episcopal Church.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-63.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 38° 8.907′ N, 79° 4.356′ W. Marker is in Staunton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Augusta Street and West Johnson Street, on the right when traveling south on South Augusta Street
Dr. Alexander Humphreys Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
2. Dr. Alexander Humphreys Marker
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staunton VA 24401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roll of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Augusta County World War I Memorial Tablet (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean and Viet Nam Memorials (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Augusta County (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Passenger Terminal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Staunton’s Wharf Historic District History (about 400 feet away); T. J. Collins & Son (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
 
Dr. Alexander Humphreys Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
3. Dr. Alexander Humphreys Marker
Dr. Alexander Humphreys Grave at Trinity Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
4. Dr. Alexander Humphreys Grave at Trinity Episcopal Church
Dr. Alexander Humphreys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
5. Dr. Alexander Humphreys Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,045 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   5. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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