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Beckley in Raleigh County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Spanish Influenza Hospital

 
 
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By Craig Doda, February 16, 2020
1. Spanish Influenza Hospital Marker
Inscription.  During the deadly Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-19, a special flu hospital operated on this site in the basement of the First Baptist Church. Volunteers, Risking their own lives, tended to the plague victims brought in from throughout Raleigh County. At least 110 Raleigh Countians died of the disease and many others were stricken. Worldwide, an estimated 20 to 40 million people perished in a few brief months, approximately 650,000 in the United States.
 
Erected by Raleigh County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 37° 46.517′ N, 81° 11.483′ W. Marker is in Beckley, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Neville Street, on the right when traveling north on 1st Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 422 Neville St, Beckley WV 25801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alfred Beckley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Spanish Influenza Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Doda, February 16, 2020
2. Spanish Influenza Hospital Marker
Beckley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Citizens Hall Of Fame (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eccles Mine Explosions (approx. 0.2 miles away); Raleigh County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Raleigh County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flame Of Freedom (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beckley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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