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ILLINOIS POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


Caption: New Vermilion County Poor Farm, Danville, ILL.

LOCAL NOTES:

"The poorhouse around Danville, Illinois was located west of Danville on the Tilton Catlin Road in Vermilion County, Illinois. This building was finally torn down last year and there is an elementary school being built on this site. I only remember the main building. I live about a mile from where the home stood. Originally the building was the poor house, and then the county home, which I imagine they used instead of "poorhouse". Then it evolved into a nursing home. Several years ago a new and more modern nursing home was build east of the original home. The Vermilion County Health Department then was housed in the old building for a number of years. It stood vacant after that and then was eventually torn down."
        Kathy Butcher Frekat@prodigy.net 

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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RECORDS:

"The Illiana Genealogical and Historical Society in Danville, VERMILION County, Illinois has records from the Poor Farm from 1916 to 1936. You can contact them thru the Vermilion County Web Page or 217-431-8733. They are located at 215 W. North Street in Danville."  
      Debra Hittlet Jones  lrjones@net66.com 

 

 

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in  VERMILION county through the helpful participation of readers. All are requested to submit items of interest by sending e-mail to The Poorhouse Lady.

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