"I'll watch our census records
and try to list the people who were housed in our HAYWOOD Co. Tn.
Poorhouse. We called it the County Farm & Poorhouse and have heard
it referred to as the Po'house!
It was located about a mile from my
home and I remember visiting there with my parents when I was a
child. My cousins, Guy and Vera Morris Harrell, were in charge at that
time. I always liked to visit the large building where the "poor
people" or paupers lived as well as those who had no one to care for them
in their old age.
At that time, it was not too unlike
some of our "nursing homes" today. My cousin Vera took very
good care of those living there, even making clothes for them. She took
a personal interest in them.
For a number of years, I've tried to
locate a list of those buried there but to date have had no luck. Don't
even know where they buried them. The last ones who were in charge and
lived there until about15 years ago did not know either and they had been
there since, probably, the 1950's.
Our county jail is there today, a new
modern facility and I believe the "poorhouse" has been torn down."