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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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LOCAL NOTES:

"Havens for Those in Need" from the Archival Chronicle (March 1995: Volume 14, Number 1)
 (A great article with photos about the history of the Wood County Infirmary!)

Homepage of the Wood County Historical Center (on the grounds of the former Wood County Infirmary)
[Lots of fascinating information! Including a Ghost Story!   PHL ]

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RECORDS:

 


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 WOOD 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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