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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Allen County Orphans’ Home, Fort Wayne (Allen County). Est. 1891

 

Boone County Orphans’ Home, Lebanon (Boone County) Est 1896

 

Case County Orphans’ Home, Logansport (private corporation) Est. 1875

 

Clay County Orphans’ Home, Knightsville (Clay County) Est. 1896

 

Cornelia Memorial Orphan Home, Ekin avenue, New Albany (private corporation) Est. 1877

 

Daviess County Orphans’ Home, Washington (Daviess county) Est. 1893

 

Decatur County Orphans’ Home, Greensburg (Decatur county) Est. 1882

 

Delaware County Children's Home, Minnetrisita boulevard, Muncie (Delaware County) Est. 1882

 

Fort Wayne Orphan Home, Fort Wayne (Reformed Church). Est. 1883

 

Frances Comfort Thomas Orphans’ Home, Columbus (Bartholomew county). Est 1892

 

Franklin County Children’s Home, Brookville (Franklin County). Est. 1889

 

French Orphans’ Home, Patoka (Gibson county) Est. 1895

 

German Evangelical Lutheran Orphans’ Home, East Washington street, Indianapolis (German Evangelical Lutheran Orphans’ Home Society) Est. 1883

 

German General Protestant Orphan Home, State avenue and Nebraska street, Indianapolis (German General Protestant Association) Est. 1867

 

Gordon Children’s Home, Shelbyville (Shelby County) Est. 1891

 

Grant County Children’s Home, Marion (Grant county) Est. 1887

 

Guardians’ Home, Indianapolis (Marion County) Est. 1889

 

Hadley Industrial School for Girls, Hadley (Indiana Women’s Christian Temperance Union) Est. 1895 What is an industrial school?

 

Home for Friendless Colored Children, West Twenty first street, Indianapolis (Friends Church) Est. 1871

 

Indiana Children’s Receiving Home, Westfield (Indiana Children’s Home Society) Est. 1883

 

Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home, Knightstown (State of Indiana) Est. 1867

 

Indianapolis Orphan Asylum, College avenue and Thirteenth street, Indianapolis (private association) Est. 1850

 

James Moorman Orphans’ Home, Winchester (private corporation) Est. 1889

 

Jefferson County Children’s Home, Madison (Jefferson county) Est. 1882

 

Jefferson Orphans’ Home, Jefferson (Jefferson Orphans’ Home Society) Est. 1877

 

Johnson County Orphans’ Home, Franklin (Johnson County). Est. 1884

 

Julia E Work Training School, Plymouth (private corporation) Est 1891 A training school was very much like an industrial school

 

Knox County Orphan Asylum, Vincennes (Knox County). Est. 1893

 

Madison County Orphans’ Home, Anderson (Children’s Home Association) Est. 1885

 

Mishawaka Orphans’ Home, Mishawaka (Children's Aid Society of Indiana) Est. 1882

 

Montgomery County Orphans’ Home, Crawfordsville (Montgomery county) Est. 1884

 

Pentecost Band Faith Orphanage, Indianapolis (Pentecost Bands) Est. 1903

 

Putnam County Orphans’ Home, Greencastle (Putnam county). Est. 1898

 

Rogers Orphans’ Home, Lagrange (Lagrange County) Est. 1886

 

Rose Orphan Home, Twenty fifth Street, Terre Haute (private corporation) Est. 1884

 

St Ann’s Providence Orphan Asylum, North Thirteenth Street, Terre haute (Sisters of Providence) Girls only Est.1870

 

St Joseph's Industrial School, South Alabama street, Indianapolis (Sisters of Providence) Boys only. Est. 1888 What is an industrial school?

 

St Joseph's Orphan Asylum and Manual Labor School, Lafayette (Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne) Boys only. 1875

 

St Vincent’s Male Orphan Asylum, Vincennes (Catholic Diocese of Indianapolis) Boys only. Est. 1860

 

St Vincent’s Orphan Home, Wells Street, Fort Wayne (Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ). Girls only. Est. 1887

 

Thornton Orphans’ Home, Petersburg (Pike County) Est. 1892

 

Tippecanoe County Orphans’ Home, Lafayette (private corporation) Est 1886

 

Vanderburg County orphans’ Home, Evansville (Vanderburg County) Est. 1870

 

Veatch Orphans’ Home, Rockport (Spencer County) Est 1899

 

Vigo County Home for Dependent Children, Terre Haute (Vigo County) Est. 1903

 

Warrick County Orphans’ Home, Boonville (Warrick county). Est. 1896

 

Wells County Orphans’ Home, Bluffton (Wells County) Est. 1889

 

Wernle Orphans’ Home, Richmond (Evangelical Lutheran Church) Est. 1879

 

White County Orphans’ Home, Monticello (White County) Est. 1883

 

White’s Indiana Manual Labor Institute, Treaty (Society of Friends) Est. 1850