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Site of Wise County Poor Farm & Cemetery

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Old Reunion Road, S. of Decatur, Decatur, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 33° 12' 31.60271999988", -97° 35' 41.90535999996"
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    Operated 1885-1962 to support and employ dependent or needy citizens and as place for county convicts to work out fines. First superintendent of the 320-acre farm, R. Suffert, managed all land and activities and his wife cooked, washed, and sewed for both inmates and guards. Of inmates buried in the now-leveled cemetery at bend of Center Creek, only names known are Steve Abbey, Sarah McCain, Jim Wilson, Jim M. Goodner, Bill Hodge; Rankin, Owens (surnames); Della, Edna, Ike, and Mariah. In 1969 county sold buildings and 12 acres of farm at auction. (1971)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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