Elkhart County Poor Asylum

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Elkhart County Poor Asylum
Opened 1845/1886
Closed 1977
Demolished 1981
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Single Building
Location Dunlap, IN
Architecture Style Gothic Revival
Alternate Names
  • Elkhart County Home


The first county home opened north of Goshen in 1845. In 1886, the Elkhart County Home moved locations and opened a new facility. The new County Home was a 113-room facility that also held a hospital, beauty shop and recreation area. The home closed in 1977 and was torn down in 1981. A cemetery with unmarked graves is all that remains of the County Farm.