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Wise County Poor Farm Cemetery
Wise
Wise County
Virginia  USA

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In Decatur, take FM 730 south about 2 miles to CR 4181; head west on CR 4181 about .5 mile to Old Reunion Road; head north about 1.3 miles north on Old Reunion Road to marker.

Wise was formerly known as the Town of Gladesville. Name changed from Gladesville to Wise by 1924 Acts of Assembly.

In operation from 1885 t0 1962. The Wise County Poor Farm does not exist anymore. In April 1954, the Wise County Board of Supervisors offered the local country poor farm ... as the location for University of Virginia/Clinch Valley College. The poor farm at the time included two sandstone buildings which today are named Bowers-Sturgill Hall and Crockett Hall.
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