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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Anson Dodge Home, St Simons Mills (private corporation) Boys only 1904


Appleton Church Home, Macon (Episcopal Diocese of Georgia) Girls only. Est. 1868


Augusta Orphan Asylum, Railroad Avenue, Augusta (Augusta Orphan Asylum Association). Est 1855


Bethesda Orphanage for Boys, Savannah (Union Society) Boys only. Est. 1740


Delegal Orphan Home and Industrial School, Thirty eighth street, Savannah (United States Union Association) Est. 1896 What is an industrial school?


Episcopal Orphans’ Home, Liberty street W, Savannah (Episcopal churches of Savannah) Girls only. Est. 1844


Gad S Johnson Orphanage, Macon (Baptist Church of Georgia) Est 1896


Georgia Baptist Orphans’ Home, Hapeville (Baptist Church of Georgia). Est. 1896


Georgia Colored Industrial and Orphans’ Home, Macon (private corporation). Est. 1899


Georgia Industrial Home, Macon (private corporation) Est. 1899 What is an industrial home?


Girls’ Orphan Home, Fourth Avenue, Columbus (Ladies’ Benevolent Society). Girls only. Est. 1840


Hebrew Orphans’ Home, Washington Street, Atlanta (Independent Order B’nai B’rith). Est 1889


Leonard Street Orphans’ Home, Leonard Street, Atlanta (private association). Girls only. Est, 1890


Orphans’ Home of the North Georgia Conference, Decatur (Methodist Episcopal Church). Est. 1869


Reed Home and School, Covington (private corporation). Est 1884


Savannah Female Asylum, Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah (private corporation. Girls only Est. 1750


Shiloh Industrial Orphanage, Augusta (Shiloh Association). Est 1899


South Georgia Conference Orphans’ Home, Macon (Methodist Episcopal Church) Est. 1873


St Joseph’s Orphanage, Washington (Sisters of St Joseph). Boys only. Est. 1869


St Mary’s Home, Habersham street, Savannah (Female Orphan Benevolent Society) Girls only. Est. 1876


Tyler Orphanage, Bolingbroke (private corporation). Est 1900


Vashti Blasingame Industrial Home and School, Thomasville (Women’s Home Mission Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church). Girls only. Est. 1903 What is an industrial school?