Austin State Hospital

Austin State Hospital (HMH3F)

Location: Austin, TX 78751 Travis County
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N 30° 18.431', W 97° 44.238'

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While Texas was a frontier state and psychiatry a pioneer venture, the Texas Legislature in 1856 created this hospital for the mentally ill; in 1925, named Austin State Hospital.

Oldest Texas mental hospital.

Construction began in 1857. The institution, then housed in the administration building, was opened May 11, 1861, with about a dozen patients and has continued to be dedicated to mental health programs.
HM NumberHMH3F
Marker Number15648
Year Placed1966
Placed ByThe State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 6:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 621412 N 3353499
Decimal Degrees30.30718333, -97.73730000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 18.431', W 97° 44.238'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 18' 25.86" N, 97° 44' 14.28" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4110 Guadalupe St, Austin TX 78751, US
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