Established in 1869 in temporary quarters at Howard's Grove near Richmond. In 1870 it came under control of the State. In 1885 it was moved to the present location, the site of "Mayfield Plantation", which was purchased and donated to the State by the City of Petersburg. The first hospital in America exclusively for the treatment of mental disease in the Negro.
Geographic Location: Dinwiddie County
Physical Description of Location: Petersburg, VA 23803. Located on Boydton Plank Road (Hwy 1), 0.5 miles east of the intersection of Boydton Plank Road (Hwy 1) and State Route 600. Marker is on the right when traveling east on Boydton Plank Road (Hwy 1).
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