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<div style="font-size:85%; text-align:left;">If you were looking for Eastern State Hospital in Kentucky, [[Eastern State Hospital Lexington|click here]]</div>
 
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<div style="font-size:85%; text-align:left;">If you were looking for Eastern State Hospital in Washington, [[Eastern Washington State Hospital|click here]]</div> <!-- Please keep this at the very top of the page and also please do not change or remove this, thanks! -->
 
 
{{infobox institution
 
{{infobox institution
 
| name = Eastern State Hospital
 
| name = Eastern State Hospital
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| alt = Eastern State Hospital
 
| alt = Eastern State Hospital
 
| caption =  
 
| caption =  
| established = 1771
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| established =
 
| construction_began = 1773/1935(Current location)  
 
| construction_began = 1773/1935(Current location)  
 
| construction_ended =
 
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| demolished =
 
| demolished =
 
| current_status = [[Active Institution|Active]]
 
| current_status = [[Active Institution|Active]]
| building_style = [[Pre-1854 Plans]] (Original)<br>[[Cottage Planned Institutions|Cottage Plan]]
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| building_style = [[Cottage Planned Institutions|Cottage Plan]]
 
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| peak_patient_population =
 
| peak_patient_population =
 
| alternate_names =<br>
 
| alternate_names =<br>
*Public Hospital For Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds
 
 
*Eastern Lunatic Asylum  
 
*Eastern Lunatic Asylum  
 
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==Books==
 
*''Disordered Minds - The First Century of Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1766-1866'', by Norman Dain
 
*''Quest For A Cure - The Public Hospital In Williamsburg, Virginia, 1773-1885'', by Shomer S. Zwelling
 
 
==Cemetery==
 
The Eastern State Hospital Cemetery is but a short distance from the original Hospital location. Patients who died were buried here, but all were laid to rest on unmarked graves, thus the cemetery for the most part is just a piece of well kept land. It has wrought fence on the front of the cemetery, and immediately upon entering the gate there is a monument area that was erected in 1986, consisting of five granite stones with the theme "CELEBRATING THEIR DIGNITY".
 
 
The following words are inscribed in one of them:"We erect this monument in memory of those persons whom we have known, loved and served through the years. While living they knew the suffering of inner pain, confusion and despair. Now they are at peace in the hands of God where no torment will ever touch them again".
 
 
On the other four stones, the names of all laid to rest are inscribed, over 1,200. They are not alphabetized nor does it show any dates. There are only about half a dozen old stone markers in the cemetery, and on the last few years, simple stones with names and dates are noted by the fence area.
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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[[Category:Virginia]]
 
 
[[Category:Active Institution]]
 
[[Category:Active Institution]]
 
[[Category:Cottage Plan]]
 
[[Category:Cottage Plan]]
[[Category:Pre-1854 Plans]]
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[[Category:Virginia]]
[[Category:Institution With A Cemetery]]
 
[[Category:Past Featured Article Of The Week]]
 

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