BLOUNT
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LOCAL NOTES:

  "In 1889 the BLOUNT County Court (now Blount County Commission) established a  county ``poor house'' which was later known as the ``poor farm'' where it housed people who were county charges. Food raised on the farm was used to feed the residents as far as possible and the county funded the operation of the farm which was operated in the area until July 1995."

 Quoted from an article previously carried in the on-line edition of  The Daily Times
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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:
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RECORDS:

Poorhouse Residents from the 1850 Census, BLOUNT Co.

 

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CEMETERIES:

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in Blount county through the helpful participation of readers. All are requested to submit items of interest by sending e-mail to The Poorhouse Lady.

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