It gained notoriety over the course of its long history. It was sued in O'Connor v. Donaldson, a case that went to the US Supreme Court, which ruled that the hospital had illegally confined one of its patients.
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In our search for historical towns, we found Chattahoochee located on the Apalachicola River. The location was originally the site a military arsenal that had been used during the Seminole Wars and the Civil War. As noted above and told to us in 1876 the hospital was built on the site which later became Florida's first state hospital in 1947.
The property houses multiple buildings with strict rules about taking photos (oops). Upon leaving, we talked to the grounds keeper and became aware of 1,000 + year old Indian mounds that we had to visit. This was one visit that it was best for Ginger to stay with the car as I scooted between buildings and shrubs to avoid the facility guards from taking my camera.
- Historic State Hospital (on the grounds or from street)
- 1,000 year old mounds
Wiki ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chattahoochee,_Florida
Wiki ... State Hospital ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_State_Hospital
Mounds (over 1,000 yrs old) ... www.exploresouthernhistory.com/chattahoocheelanding.html
Florida Backroad Travel ... Chattahoochee