Abilene State School

Abilene State School (HM1M83)

Location: Abilene, TX 79602 Taylor County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 25.12', W 99° 43.48'

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The Texas legislature provided for the establishment of this institution in 1899 as a center for the treatment of epilepsy. Opened in 1904 under the direction of Dr. John Preston, it was largely self-sufficient, with surrounding land used for raising crops and livestock. Significant research on epilepsy was conducted here by Dr. T.B. Bass, superintendent from 1909 to 1943. A residential facility since 1957, the Abilene State School has developed a leading program of quality care for the mentally retarded based on innovative ideas and widespread community support.
HM NumberHM1M83
Marker Number73
Year Placed1981
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 431863 N 3587074
Decimal Degrees32.41866667, -99.72466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.12', W 99° 43.48'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 7.2" N, 99° 43' 28.8" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3rd St, Abilene TX 79602, US
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