Chronicles of an Institution

125 Years

Throughout its history, the North Dakota State Hospital has maintained a cemetery. Like so much of the hospital's materials, the tombstones were made at institution. Some of these stones have begun to decay. Some of the stones have been replaced by newer markers.

The names and dates on the stones testify to the institution's history. They include infants, veterans - including some from the Indian battles, Native Americans, and "unknown" persons.

The cemetery is located south of the state hospital grounds. An earlier cemetery, dating from the territorial days, is located about 1/3 a mile south of the present cemetery.