Asheville in Buncombe County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D.
Erected by Buncombe County Medical Auxillary, Buncombe County Medical Society , Mary Whiting Ewing Foundation, Wachovia Bank.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 35° 35.68′ N, 82° 33.219′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is on Patton Avenue near Church Street, on the right when traveling west. The monument is on the side of the Wachovia Bank Building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Immortal Image (within shouting distance of this marker); O. Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stepping OutJimmie Rodgers (about 400 feet away); Flat Iron Architecture (about 400 feet away); Appalachian Stage (about 500 feet away); George Masa (about 500 feet away); Shopping Daze (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
Also see . . . Elizabeth Blackwell from Wikipedia. ... In 1845, she went to Asheville, North Carolina, where she read medicine in the home of Dr. John Dickson. Afterwards, she read with his brother Dr. Samuel Henry Dickson in Charleston, South Carolina. ... During the American Civil War, Blackwell trained many women to be nurses and sent them to the Union Army. Many women were interested and received training at this time. After the war, Blackwell had time, in 1868, to establish a Women's Medical College at the Infirmary to train women, physicians, and doctors. (Submitted on June 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,224 times since then and 125 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week November 8, 2015. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.