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Eastern State Hospital

 
 
Eastern State Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 17, 2010
1. Eastern State Hospital Marker
Inscription. The second State Mental Hospital built in the U.S. Established by legislative act of Dec. 4, 1822, which named commissioners to buy and operate it in Fayette County. They acquired The Fayette Hospital organized in 1816. "The Lunatic Asylum" opened May 1, 1824. It has been continuously operated by the Commonwealth since. By 1913, it was named Eastern State Hospital.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 1033.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 3.696′ N, 84° 30.022′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on Newtown Pike just from Booker Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington KY 40508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lexington Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vertner Woodson Tandy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Breckinridge's Last Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mary Todd Lincoln House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Todd House (approx. mile away);
Eastern State Hospital image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 17, 2010
2. Eastern State Hospital
Col. Robert Patterson (1753-1827) / Patterson Cabin (approx. mile away); School Of Medicine (approx. mile away); Thomas Hunt Morgan / Genetic Research (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Marker traveling north image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 17, 2010
3. Marker traveling north
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 1,241 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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