Anne Austin Young was born in 1892. In a day when relatives and friends threw up their hands in horror at the thought of a woman physician and when people in her home town of Cross Hill referred to the future Dr. Young as "that crazy Anne Austin." She dedicated her life to the study and practice of medicine, primarily as an obstetrician-gynecologist. In more than sixty–five years of practicing medicine in Anderson, she delivered more than 10,000 babies. She also worked as a mental retardation physician, and was instrumental in obtaining state funding to start Whitten Village in 1916 in Clinton, SC. Anne Austin Young died in 1989.