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McCullough-Hyde Hospital

McCullough-Hyde Hospital, 110 North Poplar St., Oxford. Thomas McCullough (1818-1901) -- the first child born within Oxford -- left his sizable estate to his daughters, Elizabeth Heath, who died in 1936, and Daisy McCullough, who survived until 1940. In their wills, both women bequested money for a hospital "designated and known as the McCullough Memorial Hospital." in Oxford. Preliminary planning started in 1942 when Mayor Robert Todd appointed a board of trustees. Added impetus came when Benjamin S. Hyde, a retired farmer who died in 1951, left $376,035 for a hospital. Plans were approved in 1955 and a public open house was held Feb. 24, 1957, at the 72-bed McCullough-Hyde Hospital.

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