Jefferson County Alms House

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Jefferson County Alms House
Jefferson County Alms House is located in West Virginia
Jefferson County Alms House
Jefferson County Alms House is located in the US
Jefferson County Alms House
Location Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Nearest city Leetown, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°20′7″N 77°54′30″W / 39.33528°N 77.90833°W / 39.33528; -77.90833Coordinates: 39°20′7″N 77°54′30″W / 39.33528°N 77.90833°W / 39.33528; -77.90833
Built ca. 1813
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 95000418
Added to NRHP April 14, 1995[1]

The Jefferson County Alms House, also known as Snow Hill Farm, located near Leetown, West Virginia, is an historic Federal style house. Snow Hill was built circa 1813 for John Hurst, son of James Hurst, a prosperous local landowner. In 1857, Snow Hill was purchased from the Hurst family for use as a farm for the local poor. By 1931 the Alms House (also known as the County Infirmary) had declined to the point that it had become a local disgrace. Corrective measures were taken, and the Infirmary survived until 1959, when its last nine inmates were moved to other quarters.[2]

The property now houses a number of County agencies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Julia S. Blickenstaff; Carmen Creamer; Don Wood; Beverley Grove; Galtjo Geertsema (December 13, 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Jefferson County Alms House" (pdf). National Park Service. 

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