Jay County Infirmary

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Jay County Infirmary
Established 1836
Opened 1895
Current Status Active
Building Style Single Building
Location Portland, IN
Architecture Style Neo-Jacobean
Alternate Names
  • Jay County Retirement Center


The Jay County Infirmary was built in 1895 to serve the people of the town of Portland and Jay County, Indiana. The facility still functions as a county home under the name Jay County Retirement Center. The facility consisted of the main brick building, a basement barn, a barn, a hay feeder, hay barn, garage, tool shed, blacksmith shop, slaughterhouse, chicken coop, and windmill. A cemetery on site is located 90 yards northwest of the house. [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.