McMinn
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TENNESSEE POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


LOCAL NOTES:

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

"There was at one time a poor house in McMinn County Tennessee. I was never there but I think it was somewhere between Athens and Etowah. I can remember some of the ladies from our Church going there and working cleaning or something. I had small children and had heard so much about the conditions there that I was afraid I would pick up germs and carry them home to my babies. SELFISH? No I don't think so -- just young and trying to be a good mommy. I don't want my name on this article but if it is used maybe someone would have more information." 
     Anonymous

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in McMinn 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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