“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Waterbury in Washington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)

Dr. Henry Janes

Dr. Henry Janes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 31, 2015
1. Dr. Henry Janes Marker
Henry Janes, physician, soldier, farmer, and humanitarian, was born here January 24, 1832. As head of services at the Union Army hospital immediately after the Battle of Gettysburg, Dr. Janes faced the challenge of caring for 20,000 wounded Union and Confederate men. Without prejudice, he cared for the suffering and healed the wounded by practicing advanced medical procedures to hasten recovery of his patients. A small town physician and scholar, he treated townspeople with equal care and compassion and was a generous benefactor to the Town of Waterbury. Upon his death in 1915, he bequeathed this house for use as the Waterbury Public Library.
Erected 2003 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 44° 20.381′ N, 72° 45.497′ W. Marker is in Waterbury, Vermont, in Washington County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 2) 0.2 miles east of Waterbury-Stowe Road (Vermont Route 100), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located just east of route 2/100 roundabout. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28 North Main Street, Waterbury VT 05676, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vermont State Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away); Smugglers Notch (approx. 7.1 miles away); Montpelier Recreation Field (approx. 10.1 miles away); Ethan Allen (approx. 10.3 miles away); State House (approx. 10.3 miles away); Ammi B. Young (approx. 10.3 miles away); Edmunds' Birthplace (approx. 10.6 miles away); Senator William Upham (approx. 10.6 miles away).
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 25 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 4, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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