Brown County Poor Farm

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Brown County Poor Farm
Opened 1896
Closed 1963
Current Status Preserved
Building Style Single Building
Location Nashville, IN
Architecture Style Queen Anne
Alternate Names
  • Brown County Asylum


The Brown County Poor Farm was constructed in 1896 as a single building for the people of Nashville, Indiana and Brown County. The county home remained in use until 1963. The building is now used by the Brown County Schools Administrative Offices.[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.