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Emporia in Lyon County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

St. Mary's Hospital of Emporia

 
 
St. Mary's Hospital of Emporia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2011
1. St. Mary's Hospital of Emporia Marker
Inscription.  St. Mary's Hospital of Emporia was first opened on this location in 1884 by the Sisters of the Order of St. Francis at Lafayette, In. For many years it was the only hospital between Kansas City and Wichita, and it was sustained not only by members of Sacred Heart Parish but by residents of the entire Emporia area.

In 1928 the building was replaced by a new St. Mary's Hospital at 15th Avenue and State Street in Emporia. The White Cross here at this memorial site was a part of that hospital until it closed in 1991.

This memorial honors the Catholic nuns, Franciscan priests, doctors, nurses and all other care-givers who dedicated a part of their lives to St. Mary's Hospital.

The Catholic nuns who administered the hospital are named below:

Sisters of St. Francis of Lafayette, In. later of Colorado Springs, Co. and Mishawauka, In. 1884-1963
Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Ia. 1963-1985
Sisters of St. Joseph of Wichita, Ks. 1985-1991
 
Erected by Sacred Heart Parish.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work
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Location. 38° 23.963′ N, 96° 10.484′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Kansas, in Lyon County. Marker is on Exchange Street near 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Cottonwood Street, Emporia KS 66801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mrs. Preston B. Plumb House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Emporia Free Library (approx. half a mile away); In Commemoration of the College of Emporia (approx. half a mile away); College of Emporia World Wars Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Emporia (approx. half a mile away); Site of the "Kanzas News" (approx. half a mile away); William Allen White (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
 
St. Mary's Hospital of Emporia Marker and Cross image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2011
2. St. Mary's Hospital of Emporia Marker and Cross
St. Mary's Hospital of Emporia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2011
3. St. Mary's Hospital of Emporia Marker
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in background
St. Mary's Hospital of Emporia Post Card image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, undated
4. St. Mary's Hospital of Emporia Post Card
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,249 times since then and 118 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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