School Of Medicine

School Of Medicine (HM12YY)

Location: Lexington, KY 40507 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 3.058', W 84° 29.841'

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Site of the world-renowned Medical Hall of Transylvania University. Erected 1839 and dedicated November 2, 1840. Massive building of Grecian architecture with facilities not surpassed at that time by any school in America or Europe. Constructed on a lot purchased for $5,000, of which citizens of Lexington contributed $3,000.

Marker presented by George G. Greene, M.D.

School of Medicine

The magnificent structure built here was used by Transylvania University until Medical College disbanded in 1857. Building was destroyed by fire in 1863 while being used as military hospital by the Union Army. Over 6,400 of America's early physicians received training at Transylvania during its illustrious existence.

Marker presented by George G. Greene, M.D.
HM NumberHM12YY
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1445
Year Placed1972
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:12pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 719590 N 4214426
Decimal Degrees38.05096667, -84.49735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.058', W 84° 29.841'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 3.48" N, 84° 29' 50.46" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-413 W 2nd St, Lexington KY 40507, US
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