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Marion in Grant County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Marion Branch NHDVS

 
 
Marion Branch NHDVS Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 16, 2021
1. Marion Branch NHDVS Marker
Inscription.  (side 1)
At the end of the Civil War, U. S. undertook care of disabled Union veterans in a system of homes known by 1873 as National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (NHDVS). The offer of free natural gas by Grant County residents and the efforts of local Congressman George W. Steele persuaded Congress to establish the Marion Branch of the NHDVS, July 23, 1888.
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Members had access to health care, training, work, and recreation. In 1920, this Branch was converted into a neuropsychiatric hospital for World War I veterans; in 1930, consolidated within new Veterans Administration. As part of VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, facility continues to care for veterans. Some original buildings and National Cemetery remain.
 
Erected 2011 by Indiana Historical Bureau, VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, and Grant County Historical Society. (Marker Number IHB-27.201.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites
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War, US CivilWar, World I. A significant historical date for this entry is July 23, 1888.
 
Location. 40° 31.402′ N, 85° 38.42′ W. Marker is in Marion, Indiana, in Grant County. Marker is at the intersection of South Lincoln Boulevard and East 38th Street (County Route E200S), on the left when traveling south on South Lincoln Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3818 S Lincoln Blvd, Marion IN 46953, 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. Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Marion National Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Allen Temple (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grant County Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mildred Marie Wilson Dean (approx. 2.2 miles away); Marie Webster House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Birthplace of James Dean (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Marion Branch. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 8, 2021.) 

2. The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Prologue Magazine (Spring 2004, Vol. 36, No. 1). The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. (Submitted on October 8, 2021.) 
 
Marion Branch NHDVS Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 16, 2021
2. Marion Branch NHDVS Marker
side B
Marion Branch NHDVS Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 16, 2021
3. Marion Branch NHDVS Marker
Marion Branch NHDVS Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 16, 2021
4. Marion Branch NHDVS Marker
Marion Branch NHDVS Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 16, 2021
5. Marion Branch NHDVS Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 8, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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