Moundsville Sanitarium (Grandview), Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia
In the early twentieth century, the deadly lung disease tuberculosis reached epidemic proportions in remote sections of West Virginia, particularly the southern coalfields. Unsanitary conditions in coal towns as well as contaminated meat and dairy products helped to spread this highly contagious disease. There were no medical facilities to treat tuberculosis in West Virginia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries so patients were sent to institutions out of state.
"The Grandview Sanitarium, the only one in Marshall County, was located in Limestone Community because of the healthful conditions prevailing. It is helping to eradicate tuberculosis in West Virginia, and at one time the mothers of twenty-three children were receiving treatment. The average number of patients is about twenty- five to thirty. Regular church services are held each Sunday, and as the sanitarium is located near the county infirmary the inmates of the infirmary attend church services at the sanitarium. The institution was controlled by the Marshall County health unit and supported by gifts but the control was taken over by the county court and it is now supported by taxation."
Per "History Of Limestone Community" prepared by C. B. Allman circa 1928, Agricultural Extension Division Community Histories, viewable online http://www.wvculture.org/history/agrext/limeston.html.