Alabama’s Mount Vernon Arsenal and Searcy Hospital Needs Your Help

This arsenal, held by the Confederacy during the Civil War, later housed Geronimo and Apache prisoners of war during the 1880s and 1890s, while the hospital complex served as a segregated mental health facility for African Americans after 1900. The complex closed in 2012 and is currently vacant and deteriorating.

Tell the Alabama Historical Commission that you support the creation of a steering committee to oversee this site’s preservation and economic revitalization.

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