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Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Eugenics Board

 
 
Eugenics Board Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 22, 2014
1. Eugenics Board Marker
Inscription.  State action led to the sterilization by choice or coercion of over 7,600 people, 1933-1973. Met after 1939 one block E.
 
Erected 2009 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number H 116.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
 
Location. 35° 46.938′ N, 78° 38.503′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is at the intersection of North McDowell Street (U.S. 70/401) and West Jones Street, on the left when traveling north on North McDowell Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raleigh NC 27603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Melville B. Cox (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artificial Limbs (about 500 feet away); N.C. State Museum of Natural Sciences (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); State of North Carolina Labor Building (about 700 feet away); North Carolina Medical Board
Eugenics Board Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 22, 2014
2. Eugenics Board Marker
(about 700 feet away); North Carolina Bar Association (about 700 feet away); North Carolina Dental Society (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
 
Also see . . .  Eugenics Board of North Carolina. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 8, 2014.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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