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Slaves’ Infirmary [on His Lordship’s Kindness]

 
 
Slaves' Infirmary on His Lordship's Kindness image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, November 2007
1. Slaves' Infirmary on His Lordship's Kindness
Inscription.  The brick portion of this building, probably constructed in the early 1800s, is believed to have served as an infirmary for the enslaved population. Here, African-American women often served as midwives and healers, delivering babies or attending to ailments that may not have required a physician.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureScience & MedicineSettlements & SettlersWomen.
 
Location. 38° 46.701′ N, 76° 50.646′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Woodyard Road (Maryland Route 223) 0.2 miles west of Rosaryville Road. For directions, please see the provided link for Poplar Hill at His Lordship's Kindness. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7606 Woodyard Road, Clinton MD 20735, 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. His Lordship’s Kindness (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stables/Tack House
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Mount Airy (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cat and Mouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); Restless Time (approx. 1.8 miles away); U.S. Air Force Special Air Missions (approx. 2.7 miles away); “Melwood Park” (approx. 2.7 miles away); John Wilkes Booth (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness - The African-Americans. (Submitted on December 12, 2007, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. The Infirmary - African American Health Care Prior to Emancipation. With such a large number of laborers, the infirmary would have served as a "hospital" or place where the medical needs of the African-American population would have been treated... (Submitted on December 13, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. slavery
 
Slaves' Infirmary on His Lordship's Kindness image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, November 2007
2. Slaves' Infirmary on His Lordship's Kindness
Manor house known as "Poplar Hill" on His Lordship's Kindness image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, November 2007
3. Manor house known as "Poplar Hill" on His Lordship's Kindness
A National Historic Landmark.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2007, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,750 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2007, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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