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Re: Charleston Orphan House Census 1930-seeking inmates or relatives of inmates

Posted: 3 Feb 2014 11:39AM GMT
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My relatives in the Charleston Orphan House on Calhoun Street, were Rourk and Rourke. I know nothing of the history. But you can find articles online & in the library. There are also books. The South Carolina Department of History and Archives & whoever else holds the records of the orphanage has records of people coming in & going out. Here are some sources:
A brief history of the Charleston Orphan House
Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013 12:01 a.m.
Charleston’s Orphan House Inmates Part 1
Part 2
The Orphanage: 1900
Submitted by Dave on Sun, 10/31/2010 - 5:30pm.
Carolina Youth Development Center celebrating 220 years with event, auction
10:04 am on Sunday October 24, 2010 | Posted by Ken Hawkins
On the history of the Charleston Orphan House, and the struggles of its successor
Shows the Orphan House on 263 King Street (Charleston Orphan House was on Calhoun). I don't know if this is the same bldg.
The Charleston Orphan House
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina

Introduction taken from 'History and Records of the Charleston Orphan House'
Volume 2: 1860-1899
By Susan L. King (can find this in library)
Copies may be ordered from SCMAR
Box 21766
Columbia, SC 29221
Copyright 1994 Brent H. Holcomb
Charleston Orphan House (historical) USGS Charleston Quad, South Carolina, Topographic Map

Charleston Orphan House (historical) is a Building in the state of South Carolina (county of Charleston), located at latitude - longitude coordinates (also known as lat-long or GPS coordinates) of N 32.78573 and W -79.93675. Charleston Orphan House (historical) is shown in the center of the topographic (topo) map, which is sourced from the United States Geographical Survey map USGS Charleston quad. The nearest major town is Charleston, SC.
Serving children 220 years

Adam Parker
Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010 12:01 a.m., Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012 1:25 p.m.
Charleston Orphan House
By-laws of the Orphan House of Charleston, South Carolina. Revised and Adopted by the Board of Commissioners, 4th April, 1861. Submitted to and Approved by the City Council of Charleston, 23d April, 1861.
Charleston: Steam-Power Presses of Evans & Cogswell, 1861.
---- html file for Charleston Orphan House Bylaws
Charleston (S.C.). City Council. Committee on Retrenchment and Relief
Circular of the City Council on Retrenchment: And Report of the Commissioners of the Orphan House.
Charleston: Steam-Power Presses of Evans & Cogswell, 1861.
CHRISTOPHER GUSTAVUS MEMMINGER (at Charleston Orphan House),039s_Home_o...

62. Charleston Orphan House, Charleston, SC
Established in 1790, The Charleston Orphan House, located in Charleston, SC was the first public orphanage in the United States. Today the organization continues its 200 year legacy under the name of [Carolina Youth Development Center) A complete history of the organization entitled, A Legacy of Caring: The Charleston Orphan House 1790-1990 was published by Wyrick and Company, Charleston, SC 1991. Ref Wikipedia
On October 18th, 1790, The City Council of Charleston passed an ordinance establishing an orphanage, "For the purpose of supporting and educating poor orphan children and those of poor and disabled parents who are unable to support them." Charleston Orphan House was the first public institution for children in the United States. Exactly four years after the ordinance was signed, on October 18th, 1794, the doors were opened to one hundred and fifteen (115) children. Today, the 6300-pound bell that once served as the fire bell for the City of Charleston hangs in front of the Pavilion on our campus and rings three times each day.

The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America (Markets and Governments in Economic Hist) [Kindle Edition]
John E. Murray (Author)

A Legacy of Caring: The Charleston Orphan House, 1790-1990 Hardcover
by Alan Keith-Lucas (Author)
Publisher: Wyrick & Co (August 1991)
ISBN-10: 9991953477
ISBN-13: 978-9991953472

John E. Murray
296 pages | 13 halftones, 5 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2012
Markets and Governments in Economic History

The Charleston Orphan House
Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

The first public orphanage in America, the Charleston Orphan House saw to the welfare and education of thousands of children from poor white families in the urban South. From wealthy benefactors to the families who sought its assistance to the artisans and merchants who relied on its charges as apprentices, the Orphan House was a critical component of the city’s social fabric. By bringing together white citizens from all levels of society, it also played a powerful political role in maintaining the prevailing social order.

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