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Near Taft in Lincoln County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Lincoln County Poor Farm

1874-1961

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 28, 2020
1. The Lincoln County Poor Farm Marker
Inscription.  The Lincoln County Poor Farm operated on 230 acres in these hills. Many lived and died here. Some 100 that died here are buried on the hillside 500 yards northwest of this location. No grave identifications remain. At minimal taxpayers' expense, this farm afforded meaningful, pleasant, and homelike existence to discarded and helpless people of all ages. Everyone had a job.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 36.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 35° 4.031′ N, 86° 40.777′ W. Marker is near Taft, Tennessee, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Poorhouse Road 1.7 miles east of Good Hollow Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Poorhouse Rd, Taft TN 38488, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poor Farm Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Alfred Bearden
The Lincoln County Poor Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 28, 2020
2. The Lincoln County Poor Farm Marker
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(approx. 2.6 miles away); Pioneer (Routt - Wells) Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. 8 miles away); Camp Blount (approx. 8 miles away); Tennessee / Alabama (approx. 8.1 miles away in Alabama); Initial Survey Point (approx. 8.1 miles away in Alabama); a different marker also named Camp Blount (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taft.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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