|The old Fayette County Children's Home.|
(All photos not otherwise credited are those of the author.)
When I left Washington Court House in 1977, (along with a good number of classmates), the city was in decline.
Yes, there are now a couple of nice new subdivisions, but the city's decline, (and the county's) has continued, seemingly unabated.
Fayette County's healthcare outcome ranking is 76th out of 88. The health factor rating is slightly better at 64th. Out of a possible score of 100, Fayette County Memorial Hospital scores a 52, according to healthgrove.com. Mediocre, at best.
|A grave yard for school buses.|
|The old Landmark bldg.|
|On S. North St.|
|One of many.|
|A muddy mess!|
The city pool is gone! I practically lived there, as a kid. What on earth are our kids supposed to do in the summertime? We have no movie theaters, not even a drive-in, much less a venue to host a play. And we wonder why there is a drug problem.
As it stands, Washington Court House and Fayette County are not attractive to major corporations. Executives and other well educated people don't want to live in communities with little to offer in the way of art, culture, entertainment and educational opportunities and where quality healthcare is lacking.
Part 2 can be seen, here.