Wayne County Childrens Home

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About
Name
  • Wayne County Childrens Home
Health and Social Care
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • Children's Villages
Facts
Founded
  • Date unknown
Dissolved
  • Date unknown
Related
Key Persons
Location
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    • 2534 Burbank Rd., Wooster, Ohio, United States


Quick Facts

  • 1880 - July 5, Wayne County Commissioners purchased 82.25 acres for $12,500 to purchase a home for children.
  • 1882 - March 20, J. B> Pinkerton was the first Children's Home Superintendent
  • 1882 - Building needed essential renovation.
  • 1940s - Family foster homes were found to care for the children.
  • 1950s - Up to around the 1950s the Children's Home operated its own school having one teacher for all ages. Once the school closed children were sent to the Wooster public schools.
  • 1960s through early 1970s - The number of children housed at the facility gradually declined.
  • 1978 - Wayne County Commissioners

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1919

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  1. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-06-04, p. 6.
  2. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-12-24, p. 3.