Jefferson County Alms House


Jefferson County Alms House

Infobox_nrhp | name =Jefferson County Alms House
nrhp_type =


caption =
nearest_city= Leetown, West Virginia
lat_degrees = 39
lat_minutes = 20
lat_seconds = 7
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 77
long_minutes = 54
long_seconds = 30
long_direction = W
locmapin = West Virginia
area =
built =1813
architect= Unknown
architecture= Federal
added = April 14, 1995cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-04-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = State
refnum=95000418

The Jefferson County Alms House, also known as Snow Hill Farm, located near Leetown, West Virginia, is an historic Federal style house. Snow Hill was built "circa" 1813 for John Hurst, son of James Hurst, a prosperous local landowner. In 1857, Snow Hill was purchased from the Hurst family for use as a farm for the local poor. By 1931 the Alms House (also known as the County Infirmary) had declined to the point that it had become a local disgrace. Corrective measures were taken, and the Infirmary survived until 1959, when its last nine inmates were moved to other quarters.citation|title=PDFlink| [http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/jefferson/95000418.pdf National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Jefferson County Alms House] |694 KB|date=December 13, 1994 |author=Julia S. Blickenstaff, Carmen Creamer, Don Wood,Beverley Grove and Galtjo Geertsema|publisher=National Park Service]

The property now houses a number of County agencies.

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