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Near Glenville in Gilmer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary

 
 
Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
1. Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary Marker
Inscription.  Care of its needy citizens dates to the county's creation in 1845. By 1907, an infirmary was needed on the local poor farm. With a $6,000 levy, the county court hired Albert N. West to design and W.D. Whiting to build the structure. After New Deal changed need for a poor farm, the building was used for civil and social services. Added to National Register 1998, condemned 2020.
 
Erected 2020 by Gilmer County Parks and Recreation Board, Inc., and West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 38° 57.13′ N, 80° 49.703′ W. Marker is near Glenville, West Virginia, in Gilmer County. Marker is at the intersection of Sycamore Road (County Route 12) and Sycamore Run Road (Local Road 12/7), on the left when traveling north on Sycamore Road. It is 1.4 miles north of Route 5, Little Kanawha Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glenville WV 26351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Lewis Hays (approx. 0.9 miles away); Glenville (approx. one
Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
2. Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary Marker
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mile away); Fort Moore (approx. 1.1 miles away); Attack on Glenville (approx. 1.1 miles away); Glenville State College (approx. 1.2 miles away); Glenville State Teachers College (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Gilmer Rifles (approx. 1.4 miles away); Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenville.
 
Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary Building in 2013 image. Click for full size.
By ATothS (CC 3.0) via Wikimedia Commons, October 1, 2013
3. Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary Building in 2013
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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