Piedmont Sanatorium

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No. of locations Burkeville
Area served Central Virginia

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The State-sponsored tuberculosis sanatorium, Piedmont Sanatorium, opened on April 22, 1918 in Burkeville (southeast of Farmville) for Negro consumptives.[1] Founded by the State Board of Health and the Negro Organization Society as a rest home for African-Americans.

Before its establishment, the only treatment facilities for African-Americans were the Central State Hospital for Mental Diseases and the State Penitentiary in Petersburg, Virginia.


  1. Web. The Great White Plague: The Culture of Death and the Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Richard Sucre, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, retrieved June 1, 2019.

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