Near Canton in Van Zandt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Van Zandt County Poor Farm
The first known residents of the poor farm were two ladies declared paupers in March 1886 by the Commissioners Court. Other residents included the elderly, widows with children who had no means of support and those convicted of petty crimes who would work at the farm to pay off their fines. In 1901, County Judge John W.
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16939.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1884.
Location. 32° 32.34′ N, 95° 51.764′ W. Marker is near Canton, Texas, in Van Zandt County. Marker is on South Trade Days Boulevard (State Highway 19) 0.4 miles south of Veterans Memorial Parkway (State Highway 243), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canton TX 75103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Van Zandt County (approx. one mile away); Hilliards of Canton (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Canton Herald (approx. 1.2 miles away); George Washington Tull, Sr. (approx. 1.2 miles away); John H. Reagan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Van Zandt County Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of 1896 Van Zandt County Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Isaac Van Zandt (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 25 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.