Daviess County Poor Asylum

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Daviess County Poor Farm
Established 1864
Opened 1866
Closed 1995
Current Status Preserved
Building Style Single Building
Location Washington, IN
Architecture Style Italianate
Alternate Names
  • Daviess County Home
  • Lighthouse Recovery Center


The Davies County Poor Asylum was built in 1864 as a County Home for the people of Davies County and Washington, Indiana. It remained a county home until 1995. [1] The facility now serves as a residential drug rehabilitation program for men called Lighthouse Recovery Home. [2]

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  1. Hassett, Kayla. "The County Home in Indiana : A Forgotten Response to Poverty and Disability." Diss. Ed. Vera A. Adams. Ball State U, 2013. Cardinal Scholar, 05 Apr. 2013. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.
  2. Lighthouse Recovery Home, http://www.lighthouserecoveryhome.com/