Milledgeville State Hospital

Milledgeville State Hospital (HM8HQ)

Location: Milledgeville, GA 31062 Baldwin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 3.098', W 83° 13.328'

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In 1837, largely through the influence of Tomlinson Fort and William A. White, the legislature appropriated $20,000 for a dormitory nearMilledgeville where the state's mentally ill could receive custodial care. A four-story building was opened on this site in 1842 and together with variouslater additions became known as the Center Building. Originally serving only pauper patients, services were expanded for all bona fide citizens. Dr. David M. Cooper (serving 1843-1846) was the first Superintendent and was followed by Dr. Thomas F. Green (1847- 1879) and Theophilus O. Powell (1879- 1907).
HM NumberHM8HQ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number005-24
Year Placed1961
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 3:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 292517 N 3659206
Decimal Degrees33.05163333, -83.22213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 3.098', W 83° 13.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 3' 5.88" N, 83° 13' 19.68" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-110 Broad St, Milledgeville GA 31062, US
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