Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Eastern State Hospital
—1768 - 1925 —
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
Location. 37° 17.485′ N, 76° 44.056′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23188, United States of America.
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); Washington–Rochambeau Route (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Balloon Flight in Virginia (approx. 1.7 miles away); College Camp (approx. 1.9 miles away); Alumni of the College of William and Mary (approx. 2 miles away); Priorities of the College of William and Mary (approx. 2 miles away); The Christopher Wren Building (approx. 2 miles away); In Gallia Nati Mortui in Virginia (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.