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Denmar State Hospital

The West Virginia Colored Tuberculosis Sanitarium was established on February 16, 1917. The West Virginia Board of Control purchased 185 acres of land and several buildings at Denmar in Pocahontas County, and the facility opened in January 1919.

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Establishment of the West Virginia Colored Tuberculosis Sanitarium
"Deaths at the West Virginia Colored Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Denmar"


On This Day in West Virginia History: February

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