Location: Amery, Polk County,
aware that the Amery Poor Farm is private property
and under constant surveillance.
IS A CRIME! UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS FOUND
ON THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SUBJECT TO ARREST AND
If you have any
information that could lead to the arrest and
conviction of trespassers at the Amery Poor Farm,
please call the Polk
County Sheriff's Department (non-emergency):
Many years ago, a
young boy living in the house was witness to a cattle
theft. Later, the cattle rustlers, knowing that the boy
had been an eyewitness, returned and stabbed him to death.
To this day the boy haunts the house.
This was the site
of the "Polk County Home" from 1870-1950. We have been
unable to verify the story about the boy and his death.
Apparitions of the boy have been seen in
The owner verified that
when the house was being
renovated, workers reported seeing a young boy in the window at
a time when there were no children living in the house.
Poor Farm is also home to an unmarked cemetery. This cemetery is
located in the back yard of the Poor Farm. However, the original
location of the cemetery is across the road from the front yard
of the farm. At some unknown date the cemetery was moved from
the front yard into its current resting place in the back. The
current owner has also stated that on several occasions the
farmer who owns the land of the original cemetery will dig up
parts of the bodies that did not get moved with the rest of the
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