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Near Jonesville in Lee County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Doctor Stillís Birthplace

 
 
Doctor Stillís Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
1. Doctor Stillís Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Andrew Taylor Still, physician and founder for Osteopathic medicine was born here in a log cabin on August 6, 1828. The cabin now stands on the campus of Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery in Kirksville, Missouri, the first American school of Osteopathic medicine founded by Dr. Still in 1892. Dr. Still, a veteran of the War Between the States, died at Kirksville on December 12, 1917.
 
Erected 1973.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is December 12, 1917.
 
Location. 36° 40.265′ N, 83° 9.055′ W. Marker is near Jonesville, Virginia, in Lee County. Marker is on County Route 622, 1.6 miles south of Main Street (U.S. 58), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesville VA 24263, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jonesville Methodist Camp Ground (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Doctor Stillís Birthplace (approx. 1.6 miles away); Jonesville (approx. 2.1 miles away); Thompson Settlement Church
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(approx. 4.2 miles away); Lee County Virginia / Kentucky (approx. 6.4 miles away); Civil War Routes (approx. 6.7 miles away in Kentucky); Lee County Virginia / Tennessee (approx. 6.9 miles away); Pennington Gap (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesville.
 
Also see . . .  Andrew Taylor Still. Wikipedia entry. “Still was born in Lee County, Virginia in 1828, the son of a Methodist minister and physician. At an early age, Still decided to follow in his fatherís footsteps as a physician. After studying medicine and serving an apprenticeship under his father, he entered the Civil War as a Hospital Steward, but would later state in his autobiography that he served as a Ďdefacto surgeoní.” (Submitted on July 9, 2011.) 
 
Doctor Stillís Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
2. Doctor Stillís Birthplace Marker
Andrew Taylor Still MD, DO (1828–1917) image. Click for full size.
Wikimedia Commons Collection, circa 1914
3. Andrew Taylor Still MD, DO (1828–1917)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 714 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on July 9, 2011. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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