U.S. Marine Hospital Service

U.S. Marine Hospital Service (HMWP4)

Location: Paducah, KY 42003 McCracken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.19', W 88° 35.584'

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Founded by an act of Congress in 1798, the Marine Hospital Service was the first federal-level mechanism to provide public health care and disease prevention in the U.S. These hospitals were constructed at key river and sea ports across the nation to provide health care for merchant marine sailors and to monitor and gate-keep against pathogenic diseases. Over time, the hospitals of the service expanded to provide a key monitoring and gate-keeping function against pathogenic diseases and continued with research and prevention work as well as the care of patients. Built in 1853, this Paducah location features one of seven, similarly designed by world renowned architect, Robert Mills (best known for designing the Washington Monument). Mills was the first professionally trained architect born in America. The Paducah design was the smaller of two versions, housing fifty patients. Fort Anderson was constructed around the hospital which burned in the fall of 1863.
HM NumberHMWP4
Placed BySponsored by Gerry Biggs Montgomery to honor her husband, Dr. Wally Montgomery
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 358410 N 4105655
Decimal Degrees37.08650000, -88.59306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.19', W 88° 35.584'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 11.40" N, 88° 35' 35.04" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 S Water St, Paducah KY 42003, US
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