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The Clarion County Poor Farm was authorized in 1898, and in 1903 an 800 acre farm near Curllsville became the site of the new County Poorhouse.  Farm and new construction cost $90,000 in bond money.

Back of the Poorhouse, beyond the dairy barn, vegetable garden, and fields is a small cemetery along Huckleberry Road off of Rt. 68.  Of the 72 interments with stones, few have dates, the last date is 1986.  There are, however, rows of unmarked graves evident now by regular indentations.  There are many forgotten graves among the lonely marked ones.

A Civil War veteran and a WWI veteran receive flags for Memorial Day.  Whomever has taken responsibility for this county-owned cemetery is to be commended.  The little cemetery on this Memorial Day 2010 is nicely taken care of.  Charles Marlin

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