Final rest at the Poor Farm

Poor Farm Cemetery

E 1400 N Rd
Pontiac, IL
Historical site/marker

Completely surrounded by farm fields, the cemetery was part of the Almshouse, built by Livingston County in 1859 to provide a home for people who were poor, mentally or physically ill. From 1877 to 1934 residents that had no money were buried here. Recently, the cemetery was restored and includes a marker along Old Route 66.

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