Miami County Poor Farm

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Miami County Poor Farm
Opened 1918
Closed 1975
Current Status Preserved
Building Style Single Building
Location Peru, IN
Architecture Style Colonial Revival
Alternate Names


Miami County Poor Farm was built in 1918 to serve the people of Peru and Miami County Indiana. The facility functioned as a county home until 1975. Currently, the single vrick building with two garages is used as a residential building with two apartments.

There is a cemetery located 1/2 mile west on the south side of Indiana Route E 250 S. [1]

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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.