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Eastern State Hospital

Williamsburg, Virginia

— 1768 - 1925 —

 
 
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Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2013
1. Eastern State Hospital Marker
Inscription.  This hospital is the oldest institution of its kind in America. Francis Fauquier was Governor in 1768. In November, 1769, the tenth year of the reign of George the Third an act was passed by the House of Burgesses confirming the establishment of this institution.

The Assembly placed this great work in the hands of distinguished citizens as the first Court of Directors, which was composed of the following: Thomas Nelson, Jr., one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Virginia in 1781, Peyton Randolph, President of the First Continental Congress in 1774, George Wythe, the preceptor of both Marshall and Jefferson in law, at the College of William and Mary, Benjamin Waller, Thomas Everard, Robert Carter, Robert Carter Nicholas, John Blair, John Blair, Jr., Thomas Nelson, William Nelson, John Randolph, Dudley Digges, Jr., John Tazewell and Lewis Burwell.

E. Lee Trinkle, Governor of Virginia
C.A. Osborne, Commissioner of Hospitals

Board of Directors
Ed. Whitlock, W.M. Cease, Mrs. T.S.D. Covington
Dr. C.W. Brown, Superintendent
 
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1925.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraScience & Medicine. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1769.
 
Location. 37° 17.485′ N, 76° 44.056′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Foster Road, 0.2 miles north of Galt Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23188, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Eastern State Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eastern State Hospital Therapeutic Labyrinth (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington–Rochambeau Route (approx. 0.7 miles away); Arthur Azo Matsu (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Balloon Flight in Virginia (approx. 1.7 miles away); The First Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named First Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); MLK Triangle (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Eastern State Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2013
2. Eastern State Hospital Marker
Eastern State Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2013
3. Eastern State Hospital Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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