Haywood Farms Project – Stanton TN

Description

The Farm Security Administration located 37 farms, developed from land mainly purchased from Willis Burchett Douglass, in the Douglas community near Stanton. The farms included a 5-room wooden frame house, outdoor toilet, waterpump, barn, and smokehouse. “The Project” as it was known locally, was developed as RR-TN-25 for African Americans, and local families participated in renting the farms with option to buy.

Source notes

Granberry, D. (n. d.) A Piece of the Pie: Patterns of African-American Land Ownership in Haywood County. Humanities Tennessee, Nashville, TN.  Retrieved from humanitiestennessee.org

Van West, C. (2001). Tennessee’s New Deal Landscape: A Guidebook. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

Correspondence and Reference Files of the Regional Director, 1935-1941. National Archives Identifier 631053. The National Archives at Atlanta.  Retrieved from http://www.archives.gov/atlanta/finding-aids/rg96_correspondence_ent57.html

Nunn, E. (December 25, 2009). Haywood County. Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved from http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entry.php?rec=615

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on December 27, 2014.

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Location Info


Douglass Community
Stanton, Tennessee 38069

Location notes: Exact location not known to Living New Deal.

Coordinates: 35.462304, -89.402017

2 comments on “Haywood Farms Project – Stanton TN

  1. Thomas H. Skehan

    I am interested in assisting some of the descendants of the original land recipients with researching the original boundaries of the WB Douglass property and the lineage of ownership of the properties. I am also trying to gather photographs, deeds and testimonials from these decedents.

  2. mr pewett

    for more information on the above, send a email.
    [email protected]

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