Wethersfield Almshouse, 1843-44

by Nora Howard       In 1811, two years before Connecticut required each town to establish houses for the poor, Wethersfield opened its own.  Prior to this time, the state’s “workhouses” were generally part of the county jail system.  Beginning in 1838, the Wethersfield workhouse – also known as the almshouse – was located on a […]