Caro State Hospital

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Caro State Hospital
Opened 1914
Current Status Active
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Caro, MI
Alternate Names
  • Caro State Hospital for Epileptics,
  • Caro State Home & Training School
  • Caro Regional Mental Health Center


Originally established in 1914 in Wahjamega southwest of Caro as a Farm Colony for Epileptics; currently named Caro Regional Mental Health Center. Recently functioning as a mental health facility with programs for both the developmentally disabled and the mentally ill. Still in some sort of operation (2002) with many buildings remaining. Caro is located in the western part of Michigan's Thumb region.