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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


Caption: The County Infirmary, Akron, Ohio   
[Summit County]

 

Caption: Summit County Home --- Tallmadge, Ohio

 

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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LOCAL NOTES:

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RECORDS:

WPA   Inventory

Poorhouse List from 1850 Census 


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:

found at http://www.acorn.net/gen/tallmadge.html 

"NEW SUMMIT COUNTY HOME (INFIRMARY) CEMETERY:
Located on the east side of Darrow Rd (Rt 91) between Northmoreland Ave and South River Rd. The County Home, or Infirmary, opened in 1921, was closed in 1970, and demolished in 1980. (The Summit Nursing Home is now on this site.) There is a cemetery on site for persons who died at the County Home between 1916-1948 but there are no gravestones. Burials were published in the Chapter book: "SummitCounty Ohio Infirmary Burial & Miscellaneous Records 1916-1952" An older cemetery, located closer to Howe Rd and Weaver School, was filled and fenced in by the Summit County Agricultural Society"

"OLD SUMMIT COUNTY HOME (INFIRMARY) CEMETERY:
The old Summit County Home, or Infirmary, was located on W Exchange St at Storer Ave in west Akron until 1916. It was sold and the money used to build the New County Home in Tallmadge Township. There are reports that a cemetery was on the property and the bodies were moved to the new location."

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