Old Bryce Cemetery

Old Bryce Cemetery (HMR2N)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 13.286', W 87° 32.051'

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This is the oldest of four historic cemeteries located on the campus of Bryce Hospital, Alabama's oldest mental health facility. The first recorded burial dates to 1861. While only a few graves are currently marked, it is estimated that thousands of individuals are buried here. 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.
HM NumberHMR2N
Year Placed2009
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission and the Bryce Hospital Historic Preservation Committee, Alabama Department of Mental Health
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 2:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 450223 N 3675962
Decimal Degrees33.22143333, -87.53418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 13.286', W 87° 32.051'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 13' 17.16" N, 87° 32' 3.06" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2517-2577 Co Rd 88, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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