Present marker is a wooden replica that says “MVI” -Mountain Valley Incorporated.† This is a cover that is mounted right over the original intact cast iron marker for the hospital.
This is the former Laurelton State Hospital property, now privately owned. †These facilities also had cast iron markers similar to those found at PA†state colleges, tree nurseries, fish hatcheries and other state facilities.
Although the outer marker replica itself is wooden and in need of attention, it has been nicely fit onto the base of the original top-mount post.† †KMT is endeavoring to obtain this marker from the present private owner of the former hospital for preservation.† †The “State Village” text is on the original marker which remains intact under the wooden MVI cover.
PA Route 45 just north of Laurelton