Portsmouth Naval Hospital

Portsmouth Naval Hospital (HM1KTX)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.475', W 76° 18.309'

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"Navy Nurse Corps 1908"

— Fort Nelson Park —

The Navy Nurse Corps was created by Congress in 1908, allowing women to perform duties that previously had been done by men. They held no rank and were titled "Nurse." The first 20 to graduate were known as the "Sacred Twenty," and of them, three reported for duty at Portsmouth in April 1909. Among them was Lenah Higbee, who became Chief Nurse at Portsmouth, and later became the second Superintendent of Nurses for the U.S. Navy. In 1964, the Secretary of the Navy signed his approval to allow male nurses in the Corps.
Placed ByPath of History, Portsmouth, Va
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Date Added Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383629 N 4078056
Decimal Degrees36.84125000, -76.30515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.475', W 76° 18.309'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 28.5" N, 76° 18' 18.54" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700 Crawford Pkwy, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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