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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county

The following items about the Clermont County Infirmary
have been contributed by the Clermont County Historical Society
to the wonderful Ohio Memory project
(an on online scrapbook of Ohio history)  

 

  NOTE: Place any of these terms in the title section of their search engine.

 

       1

CLERMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS JOURNAL ENTRY
Batavia (Ohio)  March 30, 1883 [2 pages]

2

CLERMONT COUNTY INFIRMARY AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION  Batavia (Ohio) March 1, 1883. [1 page]
   3  CLERMONT COUNTY INFIRMARY BUILDING
Batavia (Ohio). 1885. [1 image]
   4 CLERMONT COUNTY INFIRMARY CONDENSED HISTORY
Batavia (Ohio). 1854-1883. [3 pages]
 
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LOCAL NOTES:

"Yes, there was such a place. It was called the Clermont County Infirmary and housed not only the indigent of the county but those who were disabled in some way. Two collateral ancestors of mine lived there until there until at least 1931. You might begin by contacting the county to see if they still have the old records. Good Luck."
[found at
http://genforum.genealogy.com/oh/clermont/messages/80.html   (in answer to queries)]



"I believe there was a mental hospital (or wing) connected to the county "poor house" which was located just outside of Batavia, where the county engineer is now located. The county should have these records."
[found at http://genforum.genealogy.com/oh/clermont/messages/78.html ]

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RECORDS:

 


Note: For every county in Ohio it would be a good idea to check the statewide resources listed below.     PHL

We have found so many infirmary/poorhouse records for Ohio that we have created a special page for the references -- which will be found in a table alphabetized by county.
(WPA) INVENTORIES OF THE COUNTY ARCHIVES OF OHIO -- 
EXCERPTS RELATED TO POORHOUSE (INFIRMARY) HOLDINGS 

During the 1930's and 1940's the Work Projects Administration (WPA) began the process of inventorying County Archives of Ohio. Those which inventoried infirmary records have been transcribed and links are here posted on a table
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CEMETERIES:

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in CLERMONT 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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