Eastern State Hospital

Eastern State Hospital (HM13LJ)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23188
Country: United States of America

N 37° 17.323', W 76° 44.074'

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Eastern State Hospital is the oldest psychiatric hospital in the United States. It was established on 12 Oct. 1773, when Virginia was still a British colony, with the mission of treating and discharging the curable mentally ill. In 1841, under the leadership of John Minson Galt, the hospital initiated new reforms characterized as "moral management," a self-directed form of rehabilitation that changed the social perception and treatment of mental illness in America. Beginning in 1935 and ending on 28 Jan. 1970, the entire institution gradually moved to Dunbar Farm.
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HM NumberHM13LJ
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Marker NumberW 40-b
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDivision of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8:06am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 346244 N 4128311
Decimal Degrees37.28871667, -76.73456667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.323', W 76° 44.074'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 19.38" N, 76° 44' 4.44" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 121 Galt Dr, Williamsburg VA 23188, US
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