Newark in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Licking County TB Sanatorium / Licking County Health Department
The TB San served Licking County residents from September 1932 until March 1967, but by the end of 1960s TB was no longer a prevalent health concern. In 1966, the Licking County Health Department occupied the building. After the close of the TB San in 1967, the facility also held an outpatient tuberculosis clinic, the County Home (1969-1988), and other county government offices. In 2015, the health department became the building’s owner. Since opening in 1932, the facility has served the public health needs of Licking County.
Erected 2019 by Licking County Health Department
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 5.855′ N, 82° 26.789′ W. Marker is in Newark, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on Turner Road west of King Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 675 Price Rd, Newark OH 43055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Sparks (approx. 1.2 miles away); Octagon Earthworks (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Observatory Mound (approx. 3.3 miles away); The History of Licking Memorial Hospital (approx. 3.3 miles away); A. H. Heisey Glass (approx. 3.4 miles away); Veteran's Park (approx. 3˝ miles away); John L. Clem (approx. 3˝ miles away); "Alligator" Mound (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Also see . . . Historical recognition of Licking County TB Sanatorium brings back memories. 2019 article by Kent Mallett in the Newark Advocate. Excerpt:
Marcia Phelps, the Licking County Municipal Court clerk, attended the historical marker dedication because of an early memory of visiting TB San. Her father stayed at the facility for a short time when Phelps was 5 years old. It was thought he might have tuberculosis, but he did not.(Submitted on November 10, 2019.)
"It was such a scary time," Phelps said. "I just
Licking County Health Commissioner Joe Ebel said he sought the historical marker to coincide with this year's celebration of 100 years of public health in Ohio. The application was submitted about a year ago and Ohio History Connection approved the marker in the fall. The sign was ready by the end of March.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.