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.
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
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