Western State Hospital Historical Cemetery, 1876-1953

Western State Hospital Historical Cemetery, 1876-1953 (HMINI)

Location: Lakewood, WA 98498 Pierce County
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N 47° 10.436', W 122° 33.536'

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Over 3,200 psychiatric patients from Western State Hospital were buried here from 1876 to 1953. Since then, burial has been elsewhere. The graves are marked with numbers for privacy reasons and the stigma of mental illness. These people worked on the award winning hospital farm and in other hospital areas and called the hospital "home". They were mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts and uncles, children and many were veterans.

May they rest in peace, with dignity and respect.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByPierce County Parks and Recreation, Lakewood Historical Society and The State of Washington
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 2:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 533423 N 5224587
Decimal Degrees47.17393333, -122.55893333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 10.436', W 122° 33.536'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 10' 26.16" N, 122° 33' 32.16" W
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Area Code(s)253
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8804 Dresden Ln SW, Lakewood WA 98498, US
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