MAP of POORHOUSES in TEXAS

   This indicates all of the counties (currently known to us) to have had  poorhouses.
See KEY to SOURCES below the map.
We welcome your comments about any additional counties
which should be included on this map. 
PHL
    phlady@austin.rr.com  

 

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
     RED dot
    

     small: corroborates Cottrell
                (above)
      

     large: supplements Cottrell
                (additional county)

            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."
     from:

Forgotten Texas Census:
First Annual Report of the Agricultural Bureau of the Department of agriculture, insurance, and Statistics, and History 1887-88

by L.L. Foster, Commissioner

copyright 2001 Texas State Historical Association
originally published Austin, Tx  State Printing Office, 1889

     BLUE dot   Found in CENSUS Reports  1880 Coryell County ( family # 174)
    YELLOW dot Death Certificate of a resident
                     and
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.
Poor House
--------------------
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.)

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