Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Mary Martha Fletcher
Mary Fletcher, born in Jericho, Vt., moved here with her family at age 20. Following her father’s death, the family established Fletcher Free Library (1873). Mary Fletcher continued her parents’ benefactions. She founded Mary Fletcher Hospital (1879), the first general hospital in Vermont, and Training School for Nurses (1882). Mary Fletcher Hospital later became Fletcher Allen Health Care, Vermont’s academic health center. Mary herself suffered ill health and lived simply and privately. She died of tuberculosis in the hospital she founded. The Burlington Friends Meeting (Quakers) began to hold worship here in 1959.
Erected 2007 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Science & Medicine • Women. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism ⛪ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1959.
Location. 44° 29.157′ N, 73° 12.103′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is on North Prospect Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 177 North Prospect Street, Burlington VT 05401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Athletic Park (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of John Lonergan (approx. ¼ mile away); The Meeting House (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint-Joseph Parish (approx. 0.7 miles away); Church Street Marketplace (approx. 0.7 miles away); Burial Place of General Ethan Allen (approx. 0.7 miles away); Centennial Field (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
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