The Seneca County Poor House was located on a 126.5 acre farm on the line between Seneca Falls and Fayette, four miles southeast of Waterloo (238). The buildings were ample, and the management is creditable to the county. The first cost of land and buildings erected was $12,750, and the value in 1867 was about $19,000. The total expense for the year 1866 was $14,947.28. The products of the farm for the year ending on October 31, 1866 were valued at $2,058, and the products sold were worth $548.75. A school was provided during the entire year and provided education for 40 children. The cost of maintaining paupers, over and above their earnings, was $2.18 per week per person.
238. Child, Hamilton. Gazetteer and Business Directory of Seneca County, New York, for 1867-8. Journal Office, Syracuse, New York, 1867.