Wilkes County


Learn more about the history of nursing in Wilkes County 

Quick Facts

People and Biographies

  • Excerpt from "Voices: Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina, 1903..." by Dr. Evelyn Wicker, a book of the history of Durham's African-American school of nursing: Biography of Dr. Joan Mathews, RN.
  • Brunt, Q. (1994). Caring without politics: lessons from the first nurses of the north and south.  Nursing History Review, 2. 119-136. 
    Information about Sallie Chapman Gordon Law of Wilkes County, considered the "Mother of Confederate Nursing."
  • The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project, Special Collections & University Archives, University Libraries, The University of North Carolina - Greensboro:
  • Article about Lucille Posivio, RN and her work at an assisted living home in Wilkesboro after taking a course through the Northwest AHEC RN Refresher Program.

Special Topics

Hubbard, F.C. (1978.) Physicians, medical practice, and development of hospitals in Wilkes County, 1830-1975. Self published in Wilkes County, NC.  Copy found in Appalachian Special Collection, Belk Library & Information Commons at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.