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Near Wytheville in Wythe County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wythe County Poorhouse Farm

 
 
Wythe County Poorhouse Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
1. Wythe County Poorhouse Farm Marker
Inscription. The 340-acre Wythe County Poorhouse Farm was established in 1858 for the care of the elderly, disabled, and impoverished people of Wythe County. It was governed by the Wythe County Board of Supervisors and owned by the county until 1957 when the poorhouse farm was sold at public auction. An administrator known as the overseer of the poor was appointed and paid by the county to operate the facility. The property included eight pauper houses, the overseer’s residence, and supporting farm structures. It was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1999 and the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KD 10.)
 
Location. 36° 58.712′ N, 81° 1.709′ W. Marker is near Wytheville, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is on Peppers Ferry Road (County Route 610) 2.1 miles east of Interstate 77. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wytheville VA 24382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walter Crockett (approx. 2.7 miles away); Robert Enoch Withers (approx. 3 miles away); Crockett’s Cove (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wytheville Training School
Wythe County Poorhouse Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
2. Wythe County Poorhouse Farm Marker
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Wytheville (approx. 3.6 miles away); Boone Trail Highway Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Edith Bolling Wilson (approx. 3.6 miles away); St. John’s Lutheran Church (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wytheville.
 
Also see . . .  The Wythe County Poorhouse Farm. (Submitted on July 23, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Marker on Peppers Ferry Road image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
3. Marker on Peppers Ferry Road
Overview of the poorhouse farm image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
4. Overview of the poorhouse farm
The main farm house image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
5. The main farm house
The tenant's cabin image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 20, 2007
6. The tenant's cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,839 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 22, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on July 23, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 22, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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