Near West Grove in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ann Preston, M.D.
—First Female American Medical School Dean —
A pioneer physician and educator, in 1860 Preston founded the Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she later established one of the nation's first nurses’ training schools. A graduate of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, she became its Dean in 1865, the first American woman to hold such an office. She was a Quaker dedicated to women's rights and an abolitionist involved with the Underground Railroad. Preston was born here.
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 49.221′ N, 75° 48.773′ W. Marker is near West Grove, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on State Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is about 200 yards from Rose Hill Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 State Road, West Grove PA 19390, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas McKean (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Manor of Steyning (approx. 4.9 miles away); Kennett Square (approx. 5.3 miles away); Minguannan Indian Town (approx. 5˝ miles away); Hosanna Meeting House State Fencibles of Philadelphia Campsite (approx. 6.1 miles away); Tweed's Tavern (approx. 6.1 miles away in Delaware); Lincoln University (approx. 6.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Ann Preston - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 15, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • Education • Science & Medicine •
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