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Near Martinsburg 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.
 
Location. 39° 24.775′ N, 77° 54.957′ W. Marker is near Martinsburg, 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone House Mansion (approx. one mile away); Van Metre Ford Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away); "Travelers' Rest" (approx. 2.4 miles away); John C. Heinz House (approx. 3 miles away); Swan Pond Manor (approx. 3.2 miles away); Major General Adam Stephen (approx. 3.7 miles away); Triple Brick Museum (approx. 3.7
Medical Center Sign image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 27, 2008
2. Medical Center Sign
miles away); Triple Brick Building – 311-313 East John Street (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Newton D. Baker. (Submitted on October 21, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyMilitaryNotable PersonsNotable PlacesScience & Medicine
 
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.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,011 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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