LAKE COUNTY INDIANA
The Following item of history, so far as I know, is not on any special record, and as it may be of interest at some future time I insert it here:
The first county farm for the poor was on section 20, two miles south of Crown Point, and was bought in 1854. The second, which is the present one, is on section II, three miles east of Crown Point, and was established as the county farm in December, 1869.
Those who have had the charge of the present one, are: Gordon McWilliams, who was in charge at the time of the removal; Captain W. Babbitt, 1881 ; T. A. Muzzall, 1886; Captain Babbitt in 1887, 1889. Others not known.
[Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Transcribed by K. T.]