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Baker Heights in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Veterans Administration Center

 
 
Veterans Administration Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
1. Veterans Administration Center Marker
Inscription.  Established as the Newton D. Baker General Hospital, U.S. Army. Named for Newton D. Baker, native of Martinsburg and Secretary of War, World War I. Opened for patients in 1944. It became Veterans Administration Center in 1946.
 
Erected 1965 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 24.775′ N, 77° 54.957′ W. Marker is in Baker Heights, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is at the intersection of Baker Road and Charles Town Road (West Virginia Route 9), in the median on Baker Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsburg WV 25401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone House Mansion (approx. one mile away); Shaw Run Wetland Complex (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kearneysville Area Historic Properties (approx. 2 miles
Medical Center Sign image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
2. Medical Center Sign
away); a different marker also named Kearneysville Area Historic Properties (approx. 2.3 miles away); Van Metre Ford Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away); "Travelers' Rest" (approx. 2.4 miles away); Continental Clay Brick Works (approx. 2˝ miles away); John C. Heinz House (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Main Building of Medical Center image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
3. Main Building of Medical Center
Photo taken from fence surrounding medical center. U.S. Government does not allow photos inside the base.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,090 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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