I ran across a county House in the 1870's to about 1901 I thought may be of interest. History, names of "inmates", death, burial and birth records, etc. To whom would I send or inquire about?
The House of Industry and Refuge was a home to many types of people. These individuals were considered ‘Inmates’ and participated in the upkeep of the building and working of the land. Reasons for admission were listed as: weak minds, idiots, insane, destitution, sickness, old age, intemperance, crippled, blind, pregnant, etc. The home held approximately 35- 40 female and male inmates.