The Johnson County Historical Society's

Asylum and Poor Farm



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Location and Land

The farm is located in the middle of the bustling Iowa City on Melrose Avenue, a mile from West High School and a landfill.  The land contains wetlands, old pastures that our ideal for a reconstructed prairie, and of course agriculture.

Agriculture of the land


Information courtesy of an article written for interpretation by the
Johnson County Historical Society.


For questions or comments, please contact Catherine Stewart