Rocky Mount Sanitarium, Rocky Mount, N.C.

Rocky Mount Sanitarium, Rocky Mount, N.C.
Postcard of the Rocky Mount Sanitarium, with a car and a horse-drawn carriage in front. Numbered 2609. Addressed on verso to Miss Jeannette Darden, Hertford, N.C., from V.N.D. [i.e., Vivian N. Darden]. Date from postmark.
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13cm x 8cm
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Curt Teich & Co., Chicago, Ill.
E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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JP Apr 07 2020

I too was born at the Rocky Mount Sanitarium on 1-25-1973. I have hit nothing but dead ends with my questions. Can anyone give any information they have knowledge of about the hospital in the time frame I was born. All I have is the live birth certificate showing that is where I was born. But, I also have DNA showing the Mother nor Father match me ...

Scott Cockrell Jun 06 2019

Guess I had the best of both worlds speaking of hospitals. I was born in Park view Hospital, RockyMount, NC. My delivery was performed by Dr Wall as was by brothers and sister from 1952 til 1968. Went to the RockyMount Sanatorium for health until they shut their doors sometime in the 1970's I know that Nash General opened in 1971 in RockyMount and am to understand that ParkView closed on or about that same date. With the Sanatorium closing some time later. Most on my memories were of the Sanatorium, with the cleanest hospital walls and floors I've ever experienced to date. The clean was even in the air. You could smell it. You can walk into a hospital now and the air smells worn out, dank and reused. Before long you'll smell the uncleanliness that has become well known in modern times for the lack of pride and motivation of a well kept healthcare facility

Linda Moore Feb 16 2017

I would like to share a little information about hospitals in Rocky Mount, NC. Rocky Mount Sanitarium Hospital was located 144 Coastline Street in Rocky Mount, NC (Nash County). This hospital was near the Rocky Mount Train Depot. My son, Roy Benjamin Moore (born February 16, 1976), and my daughter, Linda Renee Moore (born August 18, 1977) were born in Sanitarium Hospital. Rocky Mount had two other hospitals at the time. One was Park View Hospital which was located in Nash County, NC. The Park View Hospital also had a nursing school (Park View School of Nursing) located across the street from the hospital. Park View Hospital address was 404 Falls Road (located Nash County). Thompson Pharmacy was located beside of the nursing school. Patty C. Collins wrote a book entitled The History of Park View Hospital and Park View School of Nursing. I found the book to be very informative.Memorial Hospital was located 224 Rose Street in Rocky Mount, NC which was on the Edgecombe County side of the railroad tracks. The railroad track through Rocky Mount serves as the dividing line between Edgecombe County and Nash County NC. In fact, I was born at the Memorial Hospital in 1954. I have siblings born at the Memorial Hospital in 1948, 1951, 1961 and 1963. Dr. M. L. Stone was my family's doctor. The old Memorial Hospital building is still standing and appears to be in reasonable shape from the outside. I don't remember the year that Park View Hospital was torn down, but I do know that The Braswell Memorial Library was built on that site. The address of the library is 727 N. Grace Street in Rocky Mount. The library does, however, have an entrance on the Falls Road side of this wonderful library.When Rocky Mount Sanitarium Hospital closed, a new hospital, Community Hospital, was built near Hunter Hill Road and Country Club Drive in Rocky Mount, Nash County, NC. (Note: I think this hospital now goes by the name LifeCare.) Doctors Bob Kornegay and Lemuel Kornegay, had offices at Community Hospital after Rocky Mount Sanitarium closed, Rocky Mount also had another hospital known as the Atlantic Coastline Hospital which was located 1320 S. Church Street, Rocky Mount, Nash County, NC. My paternal grandfather, John Ceaton Sawyer was a machinist and worked for the railroad's Emerson Shops which was located on Arlington Street Ext in Rocky Mount, NC. Grandpa Sawyer died in 1939 at the Coastline Hospital. I'm not sure what year the Coastline Hospital closed.

Wolfe Apr 13 2016

I too am from Rocky Mount, and have been directed to Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount. They are supposed to have all the information from Sanitarium.

Connie Edwards Bishop Mar 18 2016

I was born at Rocky Mount North Carolina cemetery in hospital in 1947. My family were tobacco farmers in spring hope and Nashville, North Carolina I am trying to find a photograph of the hospital in 1947. I now live in Vero Beach Florida and I am a retired journalist from USA Florida TODAY

Denise catalibe Sep 10 2022

I’m looking for moms medical records.

Quen Hinton Nov 01 2015

I was born in the rocky mount sanitarium on wed dec 31st, 1947. R M Sanitorium was in Nash county & Park View hospital was in edgecombe county. The counties are seperated by a RR track in the middle of town. There was freight & passenger svc with a RR Sta ticket ofc in the area also. A lot of my family still live in that general area. My grandpaw, EN Bone, was a tobacco farmer in an area called Oak Level (thereabouts). After a few yrs in the army I eventually graduated from ECU & currently live in Rome ga. Best of luck on your search. You may call me at xxx-xxx-xxxx & perhaps I can come up with some other 'pearls'. qh

Julianna Mitchelle DeBaylo Jan 02 2015

My Great Grandfather, Dr. John L. Lane, was one of the three physicians that built the Sanitarium in 1912. It opened in 1913.

Barbara J. Smith Jul 09 2014

Is this the same as Park View Hospital? I am looking for some old student records from a hospital in Rocky Mount where my mother may have been student.

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