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)
Erected 2010 by The University of Toledo and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 57-48.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 41° 37.026′ N, 83° 36.812′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toledo OH 43614, 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. 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); Edward Drummond Libbey High School (approx. 2½ miles away); Lucas County Children's Home (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Great Trail (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Indian Wars (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 944 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 3, 4. submitted on May 17, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.