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Three Bridges in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Poor Farm

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, April 16, 2009
1. Poor Farm Marker
Inscription. Site of the "Poor Farm" which operated until the late 1930's. Indigent men resided here and received room and board in exchange for working on the surrounding land.

Records beginning around 1838 indicate that the poor were managed by overseers employed by the township.
 
Erected 2006 by Raritan Township Local Historic Committee.
 
Location. 40° 29.961′ N, 74° 48.349′ W. Marker is in Three Bridges, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Clover Hill Road east of Old York Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Three Bridges NJ 08887, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old York Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mattisons Corner (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Province Line (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stagecoach Stop (approx. 1.3 miles away); Three Bridges (approx. 1.3 miles away); South Branch Of The Central R.R. (approx. 1.4 miles away); Vietnam War Dogs Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); South Branch Historic District (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Three Bridges.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Poor Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 16, 2009
2. Poor Farm Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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