Logansport State Hospital

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Logansport State Hospital
Construction Began 1884
Opened 1888
Current Status Active
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Logansport, IN
Peak Patient Population 2,260 in 1958
Alternate Names Longcliffe Asylum
Northern Indiana State Hospital for the Insane


Plans approved in 1883, started accepting patients 5 years later. Originally a Kirkbride plan building was considered, the state scrapped those plans & went with a cottage plan. At it's height, the hospital had over 2,000 patients, 750 staff & 1,335 acres, mostly farmland. Several types of therapy were used at Logansport, including industrial & art therapies. By the 1990s new facilities were being built to replace the aging cottages & most were demolished.

Images of Logansport State Hospital

Main Image Gallery: Logansport State Hospital


The Old Longcliff Cemetery was to the south near the hospital, but now can not be located being abandoned in 1891. The cemetery moved to its present location after 1891 and contained burials through the 1950's. It is not in use today.

Museum Information

Logansport State Hospital Museum
1098 S. State Road 25
Logansport, Indiana
Group tours by appointment
Brain Newell/Librarian (574) 722-4141 x-3712