Near Oswego in Oswego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace Dr. Mary Edwards Walker
Erected 1977 by Oswego Town Board.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 43° 24.239′ N, 76° 33.189′ W. Marker is near Oswego, New York, in Oswego County. Marker is on Bunker Hill Road 1.1 miles north of Tug Hill Road, on the right when traveling south. The marker is between County Route 20 and County Route 7. South of County Route 20 and North of Tug Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 Bunker Hill Road, Oswego NY 13126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary E Walker (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rural Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); Underground Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); Asa Rice (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dr. Mary Walker (approx. 3.6 miles away); Corporal Harry C. Adriance U.S.M.C.-Oswego, NY Fort George (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Oswego Canal (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oswego.
Regarding Birthplace Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919) was the only woman to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. She received the medal for her service as a surgeon to the Union Army during the US Civil War. She was a champion for women's rights including women's suffrage, temperance, abolition and women's dress reform.
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