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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1869.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colored Orphan Industrial Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Florence Crittenton Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Satterwhite Noble (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Eastern State Hospital image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 17, 2010
2. Eastern State Hospital
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1787-1987 Bicentennial Tree (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. half a mile away); Henry Clay (approx. half a mile away); Hampton Court (approx. half a mile away); Ladies' Confederate Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Marker traveling north image. Click for full size.
By Matt Carter, September 17, 2010
3. Marker traveling north
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 1,385 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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