Poor Farm Cemetery Marker

Off 205th Street

Established in 1868


Poor Farm Cemetery

The cemetery is just beyond the field.

Photo taken by Dave King; August 9, 2013



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Sign Reads:

Poor Farm Cemetery The Buchanan County "Poor Farm" was established in 1861, and received its first residents in 1867. The first death of a resident occurred in 1868, and the cemetery was established behind this field. The cemetery remained in used until 1942. About 32 people are buried here, among them one Civil War Veteran.

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2013: Added by Dave King