Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Austin State Hospital
Oldest Texas mental hospital.
Construction began in 1857. The institution, then housed in the administration building, was opened May 11, 1861, with about a dozen patients and has continued to be dedicated to mental health programs.
Erected 1966 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 15648.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • Science & Medicine.
Location. 30° 18.431′ N, 97° 44.238′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4110 Guadalupe St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elvira T. Manor Davis House (approx. ¼ mile away); Petrified Forest Lodge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacob Leser House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas Confederate Woman's Home Hyde Park (approx. half a mile away); Kopperl House (approx. half a mile away); Buddington-Benedict-Sheffield Compound (approx. half a mile away); Hodnette House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,179 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.