Kaufman County Poor Farm Historical

Kaufman County Poor Farm Historical (HM1T1K)

Location: Kaufman, TX 75142 Kaufman County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 33.973', W 96° 19.0858242'

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As did many Texas counties of the era, Kaufman County created a poor farm in 1883 in order to provide the indigent residents and families of the area with food, shelter, and medicine. This work program replaced earlier relief efforts. All able-bodied persons were required to work, including resident guards and county inmates convicted of minor crimes who were originally brought from the jail daily for labor; by 1893 they were housed on the farm. In the 1930s the farm was used to demonstrate new agricultural techniques. Usually filled to capacity, the farm operated until the 1970s. By 1997, a cemetery and a few buildings remained.
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HM NumberHM1T1K
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14H E 751791 N 6393627
Decimal Degrees32.56621667, -96.31809707
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 33.973', W 96° 19.0858242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 33' 58.38" N, 96° 19' 5.149452" W
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Area Code(s)972, 214, 903, 469
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3001 S Washington St, Kaufman TX 75142, US
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