Johnson County Poor Farm & Asylum

Johnson County Poor Farm & Asylum

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Wish I would have known about this before today I would have set up a tour. We are on our way to Iowa city now. I will for sure be setting up a tour in the near future.

The Johnson County Poor Farm site is important to Iowa’s history, telling the story of the county’s care for citizens from the earliest days until today.

Today, the Johnson County Historical Society provides interpretation of the site. *Open by appointment only. Please contact Johnson County Historical Society at least two business days in advance to schedule a tour. In 1855, the Johnson County supervisors decided to procure 160 acres on the edge of Iowa City for a “poor farm” to care for it’s citizens. The farm was to be self-supporting and the la

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press-citizen.com 07/14/2017

In contentious 3-2 vote, Johnson County chooses its plan for the historic Poor Farm

press-citizen.com The Johnson County Board of Supervisors split 3-2 over how to restore and develop the 162-year-old farm.

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