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Near New Market in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Madison County Poorhouse Farm Site and Cemetery

New Market, Alabama

 

— 1870-1923 —

 
Madison County Poorhouse Farm Site and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
1. Madison County Poorhouse Farm Site and Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  For 53 years Madison County operated an establishment one-half mile to the south where the indigent, lame, and unfortunate were housed in a series of log buildings. Each year a superintendent and a physician were appointed to care for their needs. For many paupers this became their final resting place. Today, the only visible remains of the facility are the depressions which indicate hundreds of unmarked graves in the pasture and wooded areas.

The cemetery and 123 acres of the original farm were added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on November 2, 1990.
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public Work.
 
Location. 34° 54.597′ N, 86° 27.296′ W. Marker is near New Market, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Beth Road just west of New Market Road (County Road 100), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Market AL 35761, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of
Madison County Poorhouse Farm Site and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
2. Madison County Poorhouse Farm Site and Cemetery Marker
this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Market Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Town of New Market (approx. 1˝ miles away); Mount Paran Campground and Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Quick Airplane (approx. 2.9 miles away); Buckhorn Tavern / Buckhorn Tavern Skirmish (approx. 3 miles away); Old Limestone Road Skirmish (approx. 4.1 miles away); Site of Bell Factory (approx. 5.9 miles away); John Williams Walker (1783-1823) (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Market.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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