Blue Earth County Poor Farm

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Blue Earth County Poor Farm
Established 1868
Opened 1877
Closed 1987
Current Status Preserved
Building Style Single Building
Location Mankato, MN
Alternate Names
  • Blue Earth County Home
  • Oak Grove Rest Home


The county of Blue Earth built the poor farm in 1877. An addition was built in 1911 bringing its resident population up to forty-four individuals. In 1955 the Blue Earth County sold the poor farm and it became the Oak Grove Retirement home. In 1987 it became a private residence.