- Stanton, TN
- Site Type:
- Forestry and Agriculture, Resettlement Communities
- New Deal Agencies:
- Housing Programs, Farm Security Administration (FSA)
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 notesGranberry, 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 https://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 https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entry.php?rec=615
Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on December 27, 2014.
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