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 The Boone County Infirmary was built sometime in the 1870s to help the indigent of the area, who were unable to care for themselves. It was located right off Idlewild Road in [[Burlington]]. Though there is a mention of a "​county poor house" in court orders in the 1860s, no earlier location has been yet determined. The Boone County Infirmary was built sometime in the 1870s to help the indigent of the area, who were unable to care for themselves. It was located right off Idlewild Road in [[Burlington]]. Though there is a mention of a "​county poor house" in court orders in the 1860s, no earlier location has been yet determined.
  
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 The 24 room building housed needy men, women and children for years, averaging 10-20 residents at a time, per the census records from 1880-1940. The population at the infirmary was integrated from 1880 forward. Census year 1910 was the most populous, with 27 residents, ranging in age from infancy to 89 years old.  ​ The 24 room building housed needy men, women and children for years, averaging 10-20 residents at a time, per the census records from 1880-1940. The population at the infirmary was integrated from 1880 forward. Census year 1910 was the most populous, with 27 residents, ranging in age from infancy to 89 years old.  ​
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