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

Poor Farm Cemetery

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 28, 2020
1. Poor Farm Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The rocks were placed here as a memorial for about two hundred people buried in the grass lot located five hundred yards northwest of this location. No identification of graves or people remain. The boundary of this cemetery is marked by upright rocks.
 
Erected by Lincoln County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 35° 4.028′ N, 86° 40.779′ 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. The Lincoln County Poor Farm (here, next to this marker); Alfred Bearden (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pioneer (Routt - Wells) Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. 8 miles away); Camp Blount (approx.
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 28, 2020
2. Poor Farm Cemetery Marker
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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 June 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 2 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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