"My husband's grandfather died in a Monroe
County poorhouse. All we know is that it was located out on hwy 68 towards
Tellico. We found grave sites, but there are no names on grave
markers. We met the owners of the property and they showed us around. The
sad thing is that there were no records kept."
from the 1880 Census, District 8, MONROE Co.
from the 1850 Census, District 14, MONROE Co.
We are hoping to build this
base of information about the poorhouse in Monroe
through the helpful participation of readers. All are requested
to submit items of interest by sending e-mail
to The Poorhouse Lady.