Originally a County Poor Farm
Our home was built in 1898 as the County Hospital for County dependants
on the Meade
County Poor Farm.
According to the research to date, there were up to 12 county dependents
and the caregivers residing here. The well drilled the same year is still
working to water our lawn.
The County Poor Farm site was originally 80 acres. It was a working farm
with the residents providing part of the labor. There was another hospital
on the property. It was called a detention hospital and was used to care for
people quarantined with contagious diseases. It was later converted to a
. There were also four separate houses on the
property that were built for families. The various outbuildings have become
The property on which the house is on was declared surplus during the
40's. I am the fourth private owner.
The interior of the building was extensively remodeled during the 50's and 60's. So far I
have been unable to determine the original floor plan.
Research will be on-going. A few photos have been discovered, and we are
hoping to find more.