|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Cemetery is located on 32nd Street, about 1 1/2 miles north of Main Street. Located Next to Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
There is no sign for the State Hospital Cemetgery, just a gate with red-brick columns. Few headstones, most graves marked with metal plate, many with no names.
These names were transcribed from a list that is at the Parsons City Library. The list contains Grave No.; Deceased Name; Date of Death.
Parsons State Hospital opened in 1903 as a State Hospital for Epileptics. In 1957, the Hospital was renamed Parsons State Hospital and Training Center and began providing programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
The cemetery holds the remains of about 700-800 former patients. Most graves are marked with a metal tag with the patients name only.