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

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
1. Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center Marker
Inscription. In 1947 the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center became the first state comprehensive rehabilitation center in the United States. Operated by the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, this residential facility offers various programs for individuals with a wide range of physical, emotional, and mental disabilities to help them to live more independently.
 
Erected 1985 by Department of Conservation and Development. (Marker Number I-18.)
 
Location. 38° 6.562′ N, 78° 59.538′ W. Marker is in Fishersville, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Highway (U.S. 250) and Woodrow Wilson Avenue (Virginia Route 358), on the left when traveling east on Jefferson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 243 Woodrow Wilson Ave, Fishersville VA 22939, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tinkling Spring Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Barger House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Avenue of Trees (approx. 3.2 miles away); First Settler's Grave (approx. 3.2 miles away); Great Indian Warrior Trading Path
Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
2. Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); United States National Military Cemetery - Staunton (approx. 3.7 miles away); Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center. “The Center provides vocational training and medical interventions for people with disabilities to assist them in obtaining employment and to live more independently.” (Submitted on December 17, 2011.) 

2. Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center Foundation History. “WWRC was begun in 1947 when the Woodrow Wilson General Army Hospital was declared surplus and purchased by the Commonwealth of Virginia from the federal War Assets Administration. The first student enrolled on November 3, 1947. The Foundation was not formed until considerably later due in large part to the fact that rehabilitation as a profession was just emerging.” (Submitted on December 17, 2011.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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