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History of the State Hospital

Spencer was the home to a state mental hospital; this enormous structure was demolished years ago and now a Wal-Mart is there. One buiding remains of the facility and it is now the home of the present day Roane County Family Healthcare.

State Hospital   State Hospital

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The Roane County Genealogy Project compiled a fascinating series of stories about the hospital's history and ultimate demise. Their page is located at:

http://www.us-roots.org/wvroane/history/spencerstate.html

and this page, as of 10 May 2011, is preserved here in pdf form: Spencer State Hospital.

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