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Fishersville in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Woodrow Wilson General Hospital

 
 
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By Pete Payette, August 10, 2017
1. Woodrow Wilson General Hospital Marker
Inscription. The U.S. Army, needing stateside medical facilities during World War II, broke ground for Woodrow Wilson General Hospital here in June 1942. Named for the former U.S. president born in nearby Staunton, the hospital consisted of about 135 single-story brick buildings with 2.5 miles of sheltered walkways. In June 1943, the first of more than 4,000 sick and wounded military personnel arrived by train. The complex was declared surplus in 1946, and the Commonwealth of Virginia repurposed part of it in 1947 as the nation's first state-owned comprehensive rehabilitation facility for disabled individuals. The rest of the complex became part of the Augusta County public school system.
 
Erected 2017 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JD-12.)
 
Location. 38° 6.976′ N, 78° 59.408′ W. Marker is in Fishersville, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Hornet Road north of Woodrow Wilson Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fishersville VA 22939, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Woodrow Wilson General Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
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By Pete Payette, August 10, 2017
2. Woodrow Wilson General Hospital Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Tinkling Spring Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Avenue of Trees (approx. 3 miles away); The Barger House (approx. 3 miles away); First Settler's Grave (approx. 3.1 miles away); Great Indian Warrior Trading Path (approx. 3.1 miles away); United States National Military Cemetery - Staunton (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fishersville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
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By Pete Payette
3. Woodrow Wilson General Hospital
circa 1950
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By Pete Payette
4. Woodrow Wilson General Hospital
1944 aerial photo (south at top). The first two rows of buildings on the left (east) side of the complex are all that remain today.
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By Pete Payette
5. Woodrow Wilson General Hospital
Interior view of ward.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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