Near Chauncey in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Athens County Inﬁrmary
When the Athens County Infirmary opened in 1906, its design and operation incorporated the principles of scientific charity. This social theory moved away from indiscriminate giving, and instead focused on understanding the causes of poverty and what outcomes might be obtained by charitable acts. Children and mentally ill patients, who had resided in the infirmary before 1906, were sent to other locations. The remaining adult
Erected 2004 by the Athens County Department of Job and Family Services and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 23.586′ N, 82° 7.197′ W. Marker is near Chauncey, Ohio, in Athens County. Marker is on Ohio Route 13 south of Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13206 OH-13, Chauncey OH 45719, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Snake Ridge Lookout Tower (approx. 2.6 miles away); Millfield Mine No. 6 - 1205 Disaster (approx. 3 miles away); Millfield Coal Mine Disaster Booker T. Washington (approx. 4.3 miles away); Athens National Guard Armory (approx. 4.3 miles away); “The Berry” (approx. 4˝ miles away); First Settlers in Athens County (approx. 4˝ miles away); Athens County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 4˝ miles away).
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 1, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.