Woodford County Poor Farm

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Woodford County Poor Farm
Opened 1868
Closed 1979
Building Style Single Building
Location Metamora, IL
Alternate Names
  • Woodford County Almshouse


The Woodford County Home was established in 1867 and decommissioned in 1979. The 240-acre farm was a place for indigents to live and work. The male residents took care of the farm chores; the female residents took care of all the household chores, including making all the clothing and bedding. The home was a 24-room house with four stories.