Staunton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind
Erected 1961 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number I-16.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1854.
Location. 38° 8.922′ N, 79° 3.69′ W. Marker is in Staunton, Virginia. Marker is on Commerce Road (Bypass U.S. 11) south of Statler Boulevard. 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. The Emily Smith Reception House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodrow Wilson Birthplace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis Creek Watershed (approx. half a mile away); Dr. William Fleming (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of Our Dead Heroes Staunton Military Alumni Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Augusta County (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
Also see . . . School’s Official Website. “One of the oldest schools in Virginia and the second of its kind in the world...” (Submitted on September 26, 2008.)
1. VSDB in the Civil War
These buildings were taken for use as a Confederate hospital in 1861.
In August 1861, the 52nd Virginia Infantry made camp here and trained before heading off to war.
Within that same month, the buildings here housed as many as 500 sick soldiers. The hospital saw a significant number of wounded in the wake of the Battle of Gettysburg. One local, Col. William D. Stuart of the 56th Virginia Infantry, was wounded in Pickett's charge and died here on July 30, 1863.
— Submitted March 17, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,117 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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