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Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mount Malady

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, August 29, 2015
1. Mount Malady Marker
Inscription. Mt. Malady, the first hospital in the American colonies, was built in Coxendale near Henricus in 1612. It had 40 beds for 80 patients! Many colonists arrived in poor health from their long sea voyage. Others acquired diseases, such as dysentery, typhoid and malaria in the heat and humidity of their first Virginia summer. These colonists could recuperate at Mt Malady, a “retreat for the sick."
 
Location. 37° 22.597′ N, 77° 21.635′ W. Marker is in Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Henricus Park Road 1.3 miles east of Coxendale Road. Touch for map. Located in Henricus Historical Park 300 yards north of the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester VA 23836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dutch Gap (here, next to this marker); The Tides (here, next to this marker); The James River...Floating Through The Centuries (here, next to this marker); Dutch Gap Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); USCTs At Dutch Gap (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bermuda Hundred Campaign
Mount Malady Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 29, 2015
2. Mount Malady Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Lightkeeper’s House (within shouting distance of this marker); Henricopolis (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .  Henricus Historical Park. (Submitted on August 30, 2015.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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