Dr. Samuel P. Hildreth (1783–1863)
Born in Methuen, Massachusetts in 1783, Hildreth studied at Phillips Exeter Academy and the Franklin Academy. He received his diploma in 1802 from the Medical Society of Massachusetts, after attending lectures at Cambridge University. He traveled westward in 1806 on horseback to the Marietta settlement.
Dr. Hildreth was integral in the treatment of the numerous epidemics that swept the Ohio River Valley, saving the lives of thousands. He was elected to the state Legislature where he succeeded in having passed the first law regulating the practice of medicine. Dr. Hildreth’s research included botany, biology, geology, physiology of the human body and natural history. His published drawings of plants and insects showed artistic genius and accurate observation. His 4,000 piece specimen collection was dedicated to study at Marietta College.
Sunday — Thursday
$109 per night*
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$129 per night*
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