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Grafton in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Grafton Military Hospital

 
 
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By Bradley Owen, July 6, 2021
1. Grafton Military Hospital Marker
Inscription.  The Civil War led to major changes in military medical facilities. In March 1862, the inadequate hospital at Grafton consisted of 5 tents and 2 small houses. Within a month, a pavilion-style military hospital, with ridge ventilation and similar to a 130 x 25 foot structure at Parkersburg, was being built. In late 1864, the multi-ward military hospital at Grafton held 342 beds.
 
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1862.
 
Location. 39° 20.288′ N, 80° 1.575′ W. Marker is in Grafton, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of Webster Road (U.S. 119) and Beech Street, on the right when traveling west on Webster Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton WV 26354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. B&O Freight Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Latrobe Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grave of Thornsbury Bailey Brown (approx. ¼ mile away); A National Cemetery System
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By Bradley Owen, July 6, 2021
2. Grafton Military Hospital Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Grafton National Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Grafton Post Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Forcella Buildings (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grafton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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