Friday, September 4, 2015

Decatur County Poor Farm, by Susan Simmonds Ricke

I have been curious for some years about the history of the Decatur County Poor Farm which was located in Clinton Township.  I will include a few facts I have discovered so far. This research is very time consuming and so I will publish preliminary points of interest and eventually hope to make a complete story about how the indigent of our county were treated or taken care of in the years 1870 to 1940.  The map below is from the 1870's.

Clinton Township including Poor Farm in section 14.

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