One of over 200 historical markers on the island, this marker is located at the grave site of Greensville S. Dowell. The marker was erected in 1986 by the Texas Historical Commission.
“Virginia native Dr. Greensville S. Dowell moved to Texas in 1853. During the Civil War he served as a surgeon in the Confederate army in Galveston. He was instrumental in the founding of the Galveston Medical Society, Texas Medical College and Hospital, and the “Galveston Medical Journal,” the first publication of its kind in Texas. A noted surgeon, Dowell designed several surgical instruments and was an authority on the treatment of yellow fever.”
“Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986”