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The Prather Clinic

 
 
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Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2021
1. The Prather Clinic Marker
Inscription.  On this site from 1926 to 1977 stood the Prather Clinic, where hundreds of Americus citizens were born. It was built by Dr. William Stuart Prather (1868-1941). Voted the most valuable Americus citizen in 1935, he was also responsible for building the Americus African American Hospital on Wilde St. in 1923 and donated the land for the Americus and Sumter County Hospital on Dodson St. in 1914.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 32° 4.292′ N, 84° 14.027′ W. Marker is in Americus, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on South Jackson Street south of West Lamar Street (U.S. 280), on the left when traveling south. Marker is located beside the sidewalk overlooking a parking lot to the east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Americus GA 31709, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Presbyterian Church of Americus (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flood of July 1994 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Hospitals
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(about 500 feet away); Founders Memorial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Sumter County Courthouse Bell (approx. ¼ mile away); Sumter County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Luther H. Story (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Sumter County Courthouse Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Americus.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Dr William Stuart Prather. (Submitted on December 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
The Prather Clinic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2021
2. The Prather Clinic Marker
The Prather Clinic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2021
3. The Prather Clinic Marker
Today a parking lot occupies the former Prather Clinic site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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