The Story of US Orphanages






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The orphanages are listed by state and include, where known, the organisation which founded the home (in brackets), and the date the home was established.

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Alabama Methodist Orphanage, Summerfield (Alabama Methodist Episcopal Church) Est. 1890


Church Home, Warren Street, Mobile (Episcopal Diocese of Alabama). Est. 1861


Eastlake Orphans Home (Sisters of Charity). Est.1908


Industrial School for Catholic Orphan Boys, Lafayette Street, Mobile (Brothers of the Sacred Heart) Est. 1847 what is an industrial school?


Louise Short Baptist Home, Evergreen (Baptist Church of Alabama). Est. 1893


Presbyterian Orphans’ Home, Talladega (Synod of Alabama). Est. 1868


Protestant Orphan Asylum, Dauphin Way, Mobile (Protestant Orphan Asylum Society) Est. 1839


St Mary’s Female Orphan Asylum, Franklin Street, Mobile (Sisters of Charity).