Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Toledo State Hospital New Cemetery, 1922-1973
Toledo State Hospital opened in January 1888 as the Toledo Asylum for the Insane. People were admitted with mild to severe forms of mental illness, and a variety of developmental, medical and neurological conditions, as well as for addictions, injuries, and old age. Originally built to house 650 people, by the 1950s its campus had grown to accommodate over 3,000. Growing access to new medications and treatments then began a gradual decline in patient population. Eventually, most of the buildings were razed, and much of the hospital's property was transferred, later becoming the site of The Medical College of Ohio. This transfer included the two Toledo State Hospital cemeteries, with documented burials (as of 2009) totaling 1,994 persons. Toledo State Hospital New Cemetery was opened in 1922, when the Old Cemetery (1888-1922), located .5 miles to the northeast, reached capacity. (continued on other side)
[Reverse Side of Marker] : "The Toledo State Hospital New Cemetery, 1922-1973"
(continued from other side) The New Cemetery is the resting place of over 1,000 children and adults of different religions, nationalities, races and occupations. They were admitted during a time when the state often assumed
Erected 2010 by The University of Toledo and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 57-48.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 37.026′ N, 83° 36.812′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on East Campus Drive 0.3 miles south of Arlington Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the southeastern corner of the University of Toledo Medical College campus, on the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Medical College of Ohio (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Toledo State Hospital Old Cemetery, 1888-1922 (approx. ¾ mile away); The Toledo Zoo / Toledo's Canals (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Toledo Zoo / The New Deal in Toledo (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lucas County Children's Home (approx. 2.7 miles away); to Hull's Crossing / to River Raisin (approx. 2.9 miles away but has been reported missing); The Great Trail (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Indian Wars (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Toledo.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
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