Chatham County

County History: 
Quick Facts
  • County seat: Pittsboro, NC
  • Population: ~76,285 (2020 census)
  • Part of Durham-Chapel Hill Metro
  • Chatham county website
People and Biographies
Notable individuals from nursing history.
  • Eva Butler (1970s): 1972 Recipient of the "Candle in the Dark" award from teh Sigma Theta Tau chapter and UNC Chapel Hill, for her service as a public health nurse. 
  • Rosalie A. Ferguson (1896-1975): Word War I nurse assigned at Base Hospital No. 65.
  • Virginia Russell (Reavis) (1920- ): World War I air evacuation nurse in the 810th squadron.
Special Topics
Special topics and events from the county's nursing history.
  • School Nursing
    • Sessons, D. (1960). A safety project in the elementary school. American Journal of Nursing, 60(9), 1288-1289. This is an article about school nursing in Chatham County in 1960.
Additional resources for further research.

Newspaper Clippings

Compiled by: 
Phoebe Pollitt