Anderson County Poor Farm
By Dana Goolsby
Palestine- “Winding up on the Poor Farm,” wasn’t just an expression or an idle phrase used to describe a bad business venture a long time ago. Poor Farms, poor houses or almshouses, are not a figment of your parent’s, grandparent’s, or your great-grandparent’s imaginations. They were a very real place, of which one did not want to be forced to go to as a result of economic failures and hard times.