(1857 - 1925)Born nearby at Clifton, Katherine Harwood Waller Barrett earned medical and nursing degrees. She devoted her professional life to the care and education of unmarried pregnant women, a group previously treated as outcasts. With philanthropist Charles Nelson Crittenton, Barrett founded a rescue home for unmarried pregnant girls in Atlanta in 1893. After her move to Northern Virginia, they co-founded the national Florence Crittenton Mission, the first philanthropic institution chartered by Congress. Supported by presidents, Barrett pursued her pioneering work nationally and internationally. For the first time for a woman, the flag at the Virginia State Capitol was lowered at her death in 1925.
|Marker Number||E 135|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 4:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 296044 N 4260616|
|Decimal Degrees||38.47056667, -77.33790000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 28.234', W 77° 20.274'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 28' 14.04" N, 77° 20' 16.44" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 703, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 733-899 Co Rd 611, Stafford VA 22554, US|
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