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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

"On Jan. 4, 2002 I traveled to Chillicothe, Oh (Ross Co) to locate the local poorhouse or county home.  Unable to find the county home we went to the Ross Co Genealogical Society in Chillicothe to inquire if they knew where it was located. The lady there stated the building had been torn down in the 1940's and the records were burned, she also checked with someone in the Historical Society for Ross Co to make sure she was correct and the lady confirmed her statement."
     
Christine Royster   chrisroyster@urec.net 

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LOCAL NOTES:

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RECORDS:

WPA   Inventory

 


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 ROSS 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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