Since 1868, Hendricks County has provided a home for its citizens in need. Originally a working farm, the "County Home" gave shelter to the residents as well as a means to give back to the citizens through products raised on its grounds. Growth has since required that land to be used for public buildings. However, the residence maintains much of its original timeless architectural beauty, and the citizens of Hendricks County continue to demonstrate their concern for the needy today as they did nearly 150 years ago.