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Hyden in Leslie County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mothers and Babies

Frontier Nursing

 
 
Mothers and Babies<br>Frontier Nursing<br>Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
1. Mothers and Babies
Frontier Nursing
Marker
Inscription.  Mary Breckinridge founded the Frontier Nursing Service, 1925. Midwives from England helped to bring medical service that saved hundreds of mothers and babies of “remote hollows and hills of Clay, Leslie and Perry counties.” 1928, a 28-bed hospital opened in Hyden and in 1939 Frontier Graduate School of Midwifery founded, one of three such schools in U.S.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 558.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
 
Location. 37° 9.751′ N, 83° 22.428′ W. Marker is in Hyden, Kentucky, in Leslie County. Marker is at the intersection of Dryhill Road (State Highway 257) and Main Street (State Highway 80), on the right when traveling south on Dryhill Road. Marker is located on the grounds of the Leslie County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hyden KY 41749, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Mothers and Babies and Leslie County Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
2. Mothers and Babies and Leslie County Markers
View to north
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are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leslie County (here, next to this marker); Finley Mine Disaster Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Sgt. Willie Sandlin (a few steps from this marker); Redbud Capital of the World (a few steps from this marker); Leslie County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Mary Breckinridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hurricane Creek Miner Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyden.
 
Also see . . .  Frontier Nursing Service - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 15, 2015.)
 
Mothers and Babies and Leslie County Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
3. Mothers and Babies and Leslie County Markers
View to south towards intersection of Dryhill Road and Main Street
Leslie County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 24, 2015
4. Leslie County Courthouse
Marker is along sidewalk on right (east) side of building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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