Hopemont State Hospital

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Hopemont State Hospital
Current Status Closed
Building Style Cottage Plan
Alternate Names
  • West Virginia State Tuberculosis Sanitarium


Hopemont is an unincorporated community in Preston County, West Virginia, United States. It is located to the east of Terra Alta and is the home of Hopemont State Hospital, originally created as the West Virginia State Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Hopemont accepted all ages of white Tuberculosis sufferers. According to the Geographic Names Information System, Hopemont has also been known as Rinards Crossing. Originally built to care for the state's citizens with tuberculosis. Hopemont has operated as a Medicaid certified long-term nursing facility since 1987.

The 600 acre tract owned by the state hospital provided land for the farm operated by many southern institutions into the 1970s. In addition to four wards in the main hospital itself, Hopemont was also home to the Conley Hospital for maximum security inmates suffering from tuberculosis. Two of the wards were set aside for children, with a capacity of fifty each and a qualified teacher to continue courses to the secondary level.

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