Wythe County Poorhouse Farm

Wythe County Poorhouse Farm (HMIV)

Location: Wytheville, VA 24382 Wythe County
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N 36° 58.712', W 81° 1.709'

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The 340-acre Wythe County Poorhouse Farm was established in 1858 for the care of the elderly, disabled, and impoverished people of Wythe County. It was governed by the Wythe County Board of Supervisors and owned by the county until 1957 when the poorhouse farm was sold at public auction. An administrator known as the overseer of the poor was appointed and paid by the county to operate the facility. The property included eight pauper houses, the overseer's residence, and supporting farm structures. It was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1999 and the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
Marker NumberKD 10
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 497464 N 4092491
Decimal Degrees36.97853333, -81.02848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 58.712', W 81° 1.709'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 58' 42.72" N, 81° 1' 42.54" W
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Area Code(s)276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-5220 Cross Dr, Wytheville VA 24382, US
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