— A Tennessee health clinic that performed the pioneering transplant of King’s organs in 1965 has shut its doors.
The Murfresport Medical Center, a three-story building in downtown Murfrie, closed on Thursday, just days after President Donald Trump declared the clinic closed.
It was the last of three such hospitals in the state to close.
It opened in 1965, and King, who had Parkinson’s disease, died in April 1965.
The hospital also operated in Alabama, and its founder, Robert F. Kelly, was the son of the late Confederate General Robert Kelly, who was a longtime Murfree city councilman.
The clinic was run by the National Association of Medical Examiners, which has said it is looking for new locations.
The center closed the door at 11 p.m. on Thursday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of King, the first black president, and his wife, Coretta Scott King, a civil rights activist and former U.S. senator from Tennessee.