Site of Wise County Poor Farm & Cemetery

Old Reunion Road, South of Decatur, Texas

From Decatur, take FM 730 south about 2 miles to CR 4181; head west on CR 4181 about .5 mile to Old Reunion Road; head orth about 1.3 miles north on Old Reunion Road to marker.

Operated 1885-1962 to support and employ dependent or needy citizens and as place for county convicts to work out fines. First superintendent of the 320-acre farm, R. Suffert, managed all land and activities and his wife cooked, washed, and sewed for both inmates and guards. Of inmates buried in the now-leveled cemetery at bend of Center Creek, only names known are Steve Abbey, Sarah McCain, Jim Wilson, Jim M. Goodner, Bill Hodge; Rankin, Owens (surnames); Della, Edna, Ike, and Mariah. In 1969 county sold buildings and 12 acres of farm at auction.