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Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2

 
 
Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
1. Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2 Marker
Inscription. One of four historic cemeteries located on the campus of Bryce Hospital, Alabama's oldest mental health facility, this cemetery was established in 1922 and was closed for burials in 1953. It contains approximately 1550 burials mostly marked with simple, chronologically numbered concrete grave markers that correspond to cemetery ledger books in the possession of the Alabama Department of Mental Health. Bryce Hospital is one of the most historic and architecturally significant public institutions in the U.S. Established in 1852 at the height of the psychiatric reform movement known as "moral treatment," the hospital was among the first mental health facilities in the country to employ architectural design and a pastoral setting as essential components in the treatment of mental illness. Through Wyatt v. Stickney, the landmark federal lawsuit initiated in 1971, Bryce Hospital became the center of the civil rights movement for people who experience mental illness.

Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register
 
Erected 2009 by Alabama Historical Commission and by Descendants of Drs. W. D. and R. C. Partlow.
 
Location. 33° 13.149′ N, 87° 31.469′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa
Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
2. Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2 Marker
County. Marker is on Jack Warner Parkway Northeast north of 8th Avenue Northeast, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Papermaking In Alabama (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Bryce Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bryce Hospital (approx. 0.9 miles away); Castle Hill - Daly Bottom Community (approx. 1.1 miles away); University of Alabama’s Slavery Apology (approx. 1.1 miles away); The University of Alabama School of Law (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sigma Alpha Epsilon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Smith Hall, 1908 (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wyatt vs Stickney - Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program. (Submitted on February 24, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesScience & Medicine
 
Future Site of Bryce Hospital Cemetery Memorial Gardens Sign image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
3. Future Site of Bryce Hospital Cemetery Memorial Gardens Sign
Gated Entrance Road to Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2 image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
4. Gated Entrance Road to Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2
Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2 image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
5. Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2
One of the Numbered Gravesites in Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2 image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
6. One of the Numbered Gravesites in Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2
Gravesite of Mr. J. T. Smothers, died 1935 image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, February 19, 2011
7. Gravesite of Mr. J. T. Smothers, died 1935
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,846 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 21, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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