Historic Markers Across Alabama

Searcy Hospital

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on Coy Smith Hwy at Superintendents Dr., Mt. Vernon, AL
County: Mobile
Coordinates: N 31° 05.287    W 088° 01.451
  31.08811666    -88.02418333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJMTK


Mt. Vernon Hospital established 1900 by State of Alabama. Served as mental hospital for care of Black citizens. Name changed 1919 to Searcy Hospital honoring first superintendent, Dr. J. T. Searcy. Treatment for all citizens began 1969. Nine of structures dating from 1830's still in use, including Superintendent's House, Tower Building, and Library. Enclosing wall dates from 1830's.

End of Searcy Hospital