Central Islip in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Opened in 1889. Grew from
40 Patients to 10,000 by
1954. Inc. nursing school,
farm, power & train depots.
Closed October 10, 1996
Erected by Historical Landmark Preservation Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is October 10, 1996.
Location. 40° 45.853′ N, 73° 11.793′ W. Marker is in Central Islip, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Carleton Avenue and Courthouse Drive on Carleton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Central Islip NY 11722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Long Island Ducks (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named State Hospital (approx. 1.2 miles away); Islip Airport (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brookville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Islip Manor (approx. 1.9 miles away); Islip Depot (approx. 2.1 miles away); Methodist (approx. 2.1 miles away); Great River Depot (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Central Islip.
More about this marker. Note that there is an identical marker 1.2 miles to the north of this one, also on Carleton Avenue.
Also see . . . Central Islip Psychiatric Center (Wikipedia). "The Central Islip Psychiatric Center was a psychiatric hospital in Central Islip, New York, USA from 1889 until 1996....The center was one of the four major hospital "farms" in central Long Island to house the sick from New York City; the others were Kings Park, Pilgrim State Hospital, and Edgewood State Hospital. In 1955 it housed 10,000 patients, making it the USA's second biggest psychiatric hospital to Pilgrim State Hospital, which was the largest psychiatric institution ever to exist in the United States." (Submitted on August 4, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.