MAP of POORHOUSES in TEXAS
This indicates all
of the counties (currently known to us) to have had poorhouses.
KEY to SOURCES
|BLACK dot|| "The County Poor
Farm System in Texas"
by Debbie Mauldin Cottrell,
Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Vol 93 (Oct. 1989), page 169-190
SOCIAL STATISTICS page 309
"Table Showing the Number of Paupers in the State, by Counties, how Kept, and the Average Cost per Month of Supporting Them."
Forgotten Texas Census:
by L.L. Foster, Commissioner
copyright 2001 Texas State Historical Association
|BLUE dot||Found in CENSUS Reports 1880 Coryell County ( family # 174)|
Certificate of a resident
Correspondence with the Superintendent
of the Johnson County Poor Farm cemetery
|ORANGE dot||Historical Markers|
|GREEN dot|| Article
written by Francis Fox
in the Fall 1991 NBGS Quarterly.
Citizens Tribune, New Boston, Texas Fall 1991
|RED letter A||Anecdotal information from a reader is
the only information available so far.
(See specific county page for details.)