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Amory in Monroe County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gilmore Sanitarium

 
 
Gilmore Sanitarium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
1. Gilmore Sanitarium Marker
Inscription. The Gilmore Sanitarium was built in 1916 by Ellie Davidson Gilmore and his wife, Virginia. This twenty-two bed facility included a laboratory and operating room. The sanitarium served as Amory's primary hospital until 1961, after which the building operated as a nursing home until 1965. The Amory Arts Council purchased the property in 1974 and, after an extensive restoration project, reopened it as the Amory Regional Museum in 1976. The Gilmore Sanitarium was designated a Mississippi Landmark in 1986.
 
Erected 2015 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 58.695′ N, 88° 28.921′ W. Marker is in Amory, Mississippi, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South 6th Street and 3rd Street South on South 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 3rd Street South, Amory MS 38821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Becker Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Amory's Tribute to the Heroes of 1861—1865 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mound Cemetery
Former Gilmore Sanitarium, now Amory Regional Museum. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
2. Former Gilmore Sanitarium, now Amory Regional Museum.
Marker on right side of building
(approx. 1 miles away); Chickasaw Cession (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cotton Gin Port (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bienville's Fort (approx. 4.1 miles away); Camargo 1847 (approx. 10 miles away); DeSoto Expedition (approx. 11.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amory.
 
Also see . . .  City of Amory website on history of sanitarium & museum. (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 133 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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