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Harrisburg State Hospital

Type: 

Roadside

The first State mental hospital in Pennsylvania. Opened in 1851, a result of efforts by the noted humanitarian, Dorothea Lynde Dix, to improve this State's treatment of the mentally ill. The hospital is on the wooded hills east of this marker, overlooking the city.

Dedication Date: 

10/07/1987

Location

N. Cameron St. (U.S. 22/230) at hospital entrance, Harrisburg

County: 

Dauphin

Latitude: 

40.28

Longitude: 

-76.88