Historic Markers Across Alabama

Bryce Hospital Cemetery #2

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: on Jack Warner Parkway Northeast north of 8th Avenue Northeast, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
County: Tuscaloosa
Coordinates: N 33° 13.149    W 087° 31.469
  33.21915    -87.52448333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


One of four historic cemeteries located on the campus of Bryce Hospital, Alabama's oldest mental health facility, this cemetery was established in 1922 and was closed for burials in 1953. It contains approximately 1550 burials mostly marked with simple, chronologically numbered concrete grave markers that correspond to cemetery ledger books in the possession of the Alabama Department of Mental Health. Bryce Hospital is one of the most historic and architecturally significant public institutions in the U.S. Established in 1852 at the height of the psychiatric reform movement known as "moral treatment," the hospital was among the first mental health facilities in the country to employ architectural design and a pastoral setting as essential components in the treatment of mental illness. Through Wyatt v. Stickney, the landmark federal lawsuit initiated in 1971, Bryce Hospital became the center of the civil rights movement for people who experience mental illness.

Listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register

Erected 2009 by Alabama Historical Commission and by Descendants of Drs. W. D. and R. C. Partlow.

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