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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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LOCAL NOTES:

[Note: We are guessing that the county infirmary was somehow connected with the county jail near the location of the present jail. Perhaps someone can provide us with more information. PHL ]

found at http://www.jailhouselaw.com/Jails/ 

Portage County Jail
8240 Infirmary Road
Ravenna, OH 44266
Phone: 330-297-3891
Fax: 330-297-4576
Sheriff Duane W. Kaley


Scan of an historic document: A handwritten letter from the trustees of Hiram Township to the Director of the Portage County Infirmary certifying that an individual is eligible for relief.

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RECORDS:

OHS Microfilm

 


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 PORTAGE 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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