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Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Central State Hospital

 
 
Central State Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Central State Hospital Marker
Inscription. Established in 1869 in temporary quarters at Howard's Grove near Richmond. In 1870 it came under control of the State. In 1885 it was moved to the present location, the site of "Mayfield Plantation", which was purchased and donated to the State by the City of Petersburg. The first hospital in America exclusively for the treatment of mental disease in the Negro.
 
Erected 1935 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number I 6.)
 
Location. 37° 12.949′ N, 77° 27.015′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street (U.S. 1) and 7th Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edge Hill (approx. mile away); Petersburg State Colony for the Negro Insane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Fort Whitworth (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Battle of Fort Whitworth (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mattoax (approx. 1.2 miles away);
West Washington Street (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. West Washington Street (facing west)
Confederate Fort Gregg (approx. 1.2 miles away); Siege of Petersburg—Grant's Eighth Offensive (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Gregg (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Categories. African AmericansScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 880 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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