ROANE
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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

" I have recently found out about a poor house that was not known to be in Kingston 
[Roane County] ... well, not known by the historical society. It was last operated in the 1950's. My father was telling me that it was there; and when he had worked for the funeral home, he himself had buried people behind it that had died there. A friend and I have not been able to find any record of it anywhere. Dad said that when the people died, the county paid the funeral home $25.00 to bury them in a wood shipping crate. Also the location is now partially built up with houses; and to my surprise, it has never been classified as a cemetery. Please let me know how we could help document this poorhouse and cemetery."

       Amy Harrison  91911@email.msn.com 

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