Carroll County Poor Farm

For those persons unfortunate enough to have become aged with no money or obliging relatives, young and middle-aged poor and/or handicapped and children "thrown on the mercy of the world," black and white, they had to resort to living in a community called the county poor farm. Persons who died on the place were buried there on a hill about a quarter mile south of the main building on the grounds which has now become wooded and reclaimed by nature. The last burial there was made in 1951, a black man named Tobias "Toby" Graves who had lived on the farm about sixty-five years. The county farm was closed, the indigent being placed in nursing homes and it was sold in May 1973. (There appeared an article about the county farm in the May 31, 1973 issue of the CARROLL COUNTY NEWS, Huntingdon.)

From McLemoresville, Tennessee drive east about 5.6 miles over U.S. Highway 70 to the County Farm Road; turn onto the latter road and drive about 1.8 miles south to the former residential area of the farm.

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GPS Coordinates: 35.976, -88.4982

  • Added: 27 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2490339