Catawba Hospital, #roanoke county VA In 1858 Roanoke Red Springs Resort open, it was advertised for its healing waters, which where also bottles and sold across the country. In 1908 the resort was bough by the state and turned into the states first tuberculosis hospital. In 1972 the hospital was changed from tuberculosis to mental health focusing on elderly patients. In 1982 they started serving short term patients aged 18-65. It is now one of the oldest hospitals in Virginia and there is talk of closing it. Several of the floors in the large building are unused. The buildings and grounds are reputed to be haunted.