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Johnson County Historic Poor Farm Master Planning



Throughout the years, the Johnson County Supervisors have maintained the farmstead. It is one of the few remaining Poor Farms with existing buildings in the state of Iowa. Through a Master Planning process, the Supervisors have chosen to further preserve the buildings on the site and propel its farming into the present by setting the foundation for a farm incubator model – The New Century Farm.

The Johnson County Historical Society hosts tours of the historic buildings and surrounding areas. 

To schedule a tour, please contact: Alexandra McKendree; Executive Director; (319) 351-5738; [email protected].

To become involved contact V Fixmer-Oraiz; (319) 243-3426; [email protected].

For media requests contact Kelli Andresen; (319)356-600; [email protected].


Phase One Master Plan
Phase Two Master Plan