We are excited to announce that a Face Book group has been formed to remember Spencer State Hospital, first known as the Second Hospital for the Insane. The purpose of the group is to remember the contributions that the hospital made to Spencer and Roane County, West Virginia. Let us remember those dedicated employees and staff members and volunteers. Perhaps it is most important to remember those patients "the forgotten ones" who passed through the halls during the hospital's 97 year history. Let us remember all those who worked there or were patients there from 1893 when it opened with it's first 54 patients to the last days up until it closed in June 1989.
We are looking for stories, pictures and remembrances of Spencer State Hospital activities.
Interested persons may paste the following link to view the Spencer State Hospital Group & request membership, this is a Closed Group:
I look forward to meeting and greeting many new group members interested in keeping the history of Spencer State Hospital alive. Linda Cottrell Liss