County Poor Farm Cemetery
Potter Junction Arkansas

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One-half mile North of Potter Junction off Highway 71 near K.C.S. Railroad
Section 28, Township 2 South, Range 31 West
Not Listed on the Polk County, Arkansas Tax Roll

The County Poor Farm was a place where old folks could live if they had no means of supporting themselves.  The county paid from twelve to fifteen dollars a month for the care of each person living here.  This money provided the bare necessities of life-clothing, food, and medicine.

When the old folks died, many were buried in a cemetery on the county farm.  Their graves were marked with native rocks.  There is no longer any resemblance of a cemetery here.  The rock markers have been scattered and trees have grown up through the graves.  In this quiet wooded spot rests many of those who, through their working years, never thought they would end life's journey at the "County Poor Farm".

Internments
 
Please visit the Polk County Library.  There is a genealogy section at the library.  Or, check www.FindaGrave.com as the Polk County Genealogy Society (Mary L Broderick)  is attempting to put all of this information on the FindAGrave site along with the Markers for the Graves.  It is a massive undertaking.


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