Eastern State Hospital

Lexington, Kentucky

The second oldest in the nation.
Location:
627 W 4th St
Lexington, KY 40508

Names (according to annual reports):

  1. Fayette Hospital (1817-1822)
  2. Lunatic Asylum (1822-1844)
  3. The Kentucky Lunatic Asylum (1844-1849)
  4. Lunatic Asylum of Kentucky (1850-1852)
  5. The Lunatic Asylum (1850-1852)
  6. The Eastern Lunatic Asylum (1852-1855)
  7. The Eastern Lunatic Asylum of Kentucky (1855-1858)
  8. The Kentucky Eastern Lunatic Asylum (1858-1864)
  9. Eastern Lunatic Asylum (1864-1867)
  10. The Kentucky Eastern Lunatic Asylum (1867-1873)
  11. The First Kentucky Lunatic Asylum (1873-1876)
  12. Eastern Kentucky Lunatic Asylum (1876-1894)
  13. Eastern Kentucky Asylum for the Insane (1894-1912)
  14. Eastern State Hospital (since 1912)

Documents:

Map of Grounds, 1861
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Pond and Buildings, 1898
Walkway, 1898

For historical inquiries about Eastern State Hospital, please contact Shane Shoemaker. Historic images and documents above courtesy of Shane Shoemaker.


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