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Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Burt Home Infirmary

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
1. Burt Home Infirmary Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1906 by Dr. Robert T. Burt for African-Americans but open to all races, it was Clarksville's first and only hospital until 1916. Burt, born of ex-slave parents in 1873, died in 1955. He was a graduate of Meharry Medical College, Nashville. The infirmary wa a Gothic Revival cottage that had been enlarged with operating facilities and 33 patient rooms. It existed for 48 years, until Clarksville Memorial Hospital opened in 1954. The infirmary burned in 1992.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 57.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 36° 31.001′ N, 87° 21.852′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Cumberland Drive (Tennessee Route 13), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksville TN 37040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dog Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Town Spring (approx. 0.7 miles
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
2. Burt Home Infirmary Marker
away); Whitfield, Bradley & Co. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Horace H. Lurton (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memory of Colonel Valentine Sevier (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pioneer Newspaper (approx. mile away); Arlington Hotel (approx. mile away); Montgomery County Courthouse (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Also see . . .  Dr. Robert Burt. (Submitted on July 16, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. African AmericansScience & Medicine
 
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3. Dr. Robert T. Burt
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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