VA Psychiatric Hospital – Murfreesboro TN

City:
Murfreesboro, TN

Site Type:
Hospitals and Clinics, Education and Health

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Administration (PWA), Public Works Funding

Started:
1936

Completed:
1940

Description

The Public Works Administration (PWA) and VA built the psychiatric hospital in Murfreesboro between 1936, when President Roosevelt authorized it, and 1940, when it was opened. It is presently known as the Alvin C. York Campus.

Source notes

Hukta, J. K. (December 25, 2009). Murfreesboro. Encyclopedia of Tennessee History and Culture. Retrieved from https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entry.php?rec=952

Van West, C. (2001). Tennessee’s New Deal Landscape: A Guidebook. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

West, M. (n. d.). The Post's top 10 Historic Sites. Murfreesboro Post. Retrieved from https://www.murfreesboropost.com/the-posts-top-10-historic-sites-cms-417

York VA Medical Center is a Historical Treasure. (May 28, 2012). Rutherford County Tennessee Historical Society. Retrieved from https://rutherfordtnhistory.org/york-va-medical-center-is-a-historical-treasure/

Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on December 23, 2014.

Location Info


3400 Lebanon Pike
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129

Coordinates: 35.91448, -86.38033

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