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Old Bryce Cemetery

 
 
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By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
1. Old Bryce Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This is the oldest of four historic cemeteries located on the campus of Bryce Hospital, Alabama's oldest mental health facility. The first recorded burial dates to 1861. While only a few graves are currently marked, it is estimated that thousands of individuals are buried here. Bryce Hospital is one of the most historic and architecturally significant public institutions in the U.S. Established in 1852 at the height of the psychiatric reform movement known as "moral treatment," the hospital was among the first mental health facilities in the country to employ architectural design and a pastoral setting as essential components in the treatment of mental illness. Through Wyatt v. Stickney, the landmark federal lawsuit initiated in 1971, Bryce Hospital became the center of the civil rights movement for people who experience mental illness.

Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register.
 
Erected 2009 by Alabama Historical Commission and the Bryce Hospital Historic Preservation Committee, Alabama Department of Mental Health.
 
Location. 33° 13.286′ N, 87° 32.051′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on Jack Warner Parkway Northeast south of McFarland Blvd East (
Old Bryce Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
2. Old Bryce Cemetery Marker
U.S. 82), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker located on the crest of a hill south of the McFarland Blvd East and Jack Warner Parkway Northeast interchange. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bryce Hospital (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway (approx. 0.7 miles away); University of Alabama’s Slavery Apology (approx. 0.8 miles away); Smith Hall, 1908 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Woods Hall, 1868 (approx. 0.9 miles away); B.B. Comer Hall, 1908 (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Papermaking In Alabama (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. .
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Alabama entry for Bryce Hospital. (Submitted on July 15, 2011, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesScience & Medicine
 
Jack Warner Parkway and McFarland Blvd Interchange. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
3. Jack Warner Parkway and McFarland Blvd Interchange.
Old Bryce Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
4. Old Bryce Cemetery
Gravesite #13210 Dated Dec. 23, 1917 image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
5. Gravesite #13210 Dated Dec. 23, 1917
Civil War Veteran Gravesite. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
6. Civil War Veteran Gravesite.
Henry W. Avery Co. F 11th Ala Inf. C.S.A.
Dec. 18, 1837 - Aug. 15, 1916
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,390 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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