Central Virginia Training Center

Central Virginia Training Center (HMV86)

Location: Madison Heights, VA 24572 Amherst County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.929', W 79° 7.225'

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Established in 1910 as the Virginia StateEpileptic Colony, the center admitted its firstpatients in May 1911. The facility originallyserved persons with epilepsy and beganaccepting individuals with mental retardationin 1913. Due to the new national emphasis inthe mid-1950s on mental retardation, a numberof new training and developmental programsfor individuals with mental retardation weredeveloped here. The facility has undergoneseveral name changes, and became known asthe Central Virginia Training Center in 1983.The campus also contains a cemetery and anumber of early twentieth-century ColonialRevival buildings.
HM NumberHMV86
Marker NumberI-5
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 666331 N 4142622
Decimal Degrees37.41548333, -79.12041667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.929', W 79° 7.225'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 55.74" N, 79° 7' 13.50" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 679-703 Colony Rd, Madison Heights VA 24572, US
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