Americus Colored Hospital

Americus Colored Hospital (HMR7Y)

Location: Americus, GA 31709 Sumter County
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N 32° 4.63', W 84° 14.055'

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One of the earliest hospitals in southwest Georgia devoted to the care of African Americans, the Americus Colored Hospital opened in 1923. The majority of the funds needed to build the hospital were provided by Dr. W.S. Prather. Practice in the hospital was open to doctors of all races and so provided opportunities for black doctors, nurses, and pharmacists who were unable to practice in many hospitals throughout the South. The hospital suffered financial difficulties throughout its history, but remained in use by the African-American community until Sumter Regional Hospital was constructed under the Hill Burton Act in 1953.
HM NumberHMR7Y
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number129-2
Year Placed2008
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the City Federation of Colored Women Club
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 10:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 761065 N 3552336
Decimal Degrees32.07716667, -84.23425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.63', W 84° 14.055'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 37.80" N, 84° 14' 3.30" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 125-199 Wild St, Americus GA 31709, US
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