This whole "moving to Ohio" thing is interesting twist on local awareness. I have researched Ohio, Mount Vernon, Gambier, and Knox County quite a bit. The web provides so much information that moving provides a person with a convenient hobby of researching the destination to death. I read mountvernonnews.com daily but haven't looked at the East Valley Tribune or AZ Central more than half a dozen times since the new year.
Anyway, on to the point of this particular post. I was flying around the globe with the new Google Earth 4.3 today and came across an interesting historical fact about Knox County. There is an old Poorhouse just west of town. In the late 19th century, 1877, the Knox County Infirmary or Poorhouse was constructed. It served this purpose until 1953 when structural problems forced it to close due to structural problems.
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The building was soon pruchased and repaired by the Mount Vernon Bible College, and operated until 1987. There has been talk of it being HAUNTED!!!!! In fact there was a tragic event involving an elevator while it served as the Bible College. There are several website that have photos and some history, most of which I have reviewed here.
- Knox County Infirmary
- Rejected Memories
- Ohio's Most Haunted: The Knox County Poorhouse
- Knox Co. Poorhouse on Flickr
- The House of Nightmares
Once I have relocated to Knox County I may try and get some photos of my own.