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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county

Lithograph of Putnam County Infirmary

 


A photograph of the Putnam County Infirmary
has been contributed by the Putnam County District Library
to the wonderful Ohio Memory project
(an on online scrapbook of Ohio history)  

 

  NOTE: Place this term in the title section of their search engine.

 

PUTNAM COUNTY INFIRMARY PHOTOGRAPH
Ottawa (Ohio). 1868-1900 circa. [1 image]

 

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LOCAL NOTES:

"The community voted against establishing the institution in 1865, but the measure passed a year later. Built in 1868, the infirmary was built on a farm that had been owned by John S. Corine."
   from the caption to the photograph on the Ohio Memory website

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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 PUTNAM 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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