“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Marriottsville in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Henryton Center

Henryton Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pete Skillman, February 4, 2015
1. Henryton Center Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  Opened 1923 as Maryland's first tuberculosis sanatorium for African Americans. Treatment at the time sought to provide fresh air, good food, and sanitary living conditions; Henryton featured open porches, broad windows, and southern hillside exposure. In 1963 the sanatorium became Henryton State Hospital Center, serving developmentally disabled adults. Enrollment declined as therapy shifted to outpatient and home care. The facility closed in 1985.
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 39° 21.362′ N, 76° 54.807′ W. Marker is in Marriottsville, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on Henryton Road one mile west of Marriottsville Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marriottsville MD 21104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henryton School of Practical Nursing (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sykesville Bypass Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Sykesville (approx. 3 miles away); Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station (approx. 3 miles away); St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (approx. 3 miles away); Waverly (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Waverly (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Historic Sykesville Colored Schoolhouse (approx. 3.3 miles away).
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkScience & Medicine
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2015, by Pete Skillman of Port Deposit, Maryland. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 38 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 4, 2015, by Pete Skillman of Port Deposit, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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