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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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LOCAL NOTES:

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RECORDS:

To see a book with records of the Fairfield County Infirmary, scroll down to Cemeteries at the bottom of this page. Note: There are records other than just the cemetery records in the book. 

 


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:

Here is a listing for a book included on the list of entitled Publications of the Fairfield County Chapter Of The Ohio Genealogical Society which is titled Pleasant Township Cemeteries. It contains the names of those buried in the Fairfield County Infirmary cemetery. On page 61 of the publication, a history of the infirmary and a description of the cemetery are given. On pages 62 - 65, the persons intered there are listed, alphabetically. There are approximately 85 persons listed.  
     Submitted by Sharon Freeland mike_sharon@email.msn.com 

The Fairfield County Chapter, OGS has also published "Infirmary Records, Fairfield County, Ohio 1848-1910 and Death Records from the Infirmary Records 1911-1980." The cost is $8.00 plus $1.50 shipping and handling. 
    Submitted by Amy Johnson Crow, CG, Vice-President, Fairfield County Chapter, OGS  Amy Johnson Crow [amy@amyjohnsoncrow.com
[Note: It appears that this will include also the names of those who died at the infirmary but who were not buried at that cemetery. PHL ]

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