Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
U.S. Marine Hospital
Major Stephen Harriman Long of The U.S. Topographic Engineers, an explorer, railroad engineer, and inventor, supervised its construction. The hospital is the only surviving example of inland U.S. Marine hospitals. It was Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1997 for its place in maritime and public health history.
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2569.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Science & Medicine • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 38° 16.267′ N, 85° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2214 Northwestern Parkway, Louisville KY 40212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery Street School (approx. ¼ mile away); Louisville to Portland Turnpike (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort-on-Shore (approx. 1.1 miles away); River Navigation (approx. 1.1 miles away in Indiana); History’s Great Explorers (approx. 1.2 miles away in Indiana); I. Willis Cole, 1887-1950 / Home of I. Willis Cole (approx. 1.2 miles away); Portland / Our Lady Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grave of Steamboat Captain (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Also see . . . Asset Detail | U.S. Marine Hospital (PDF). National Register of Historic Places registration and photographs. (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.