(especially formerly) a farm maintained by a county and used for the housing and care of poor people.
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How to use county farm in a sentence
In 1896 he took up his abode on his Columbia county farm, first purchasing forty-six acres of land.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2) | William Denison Lyman
Tom continued his weekly trips to Gladbrook to get the county farm news and to solicit advertising.Helen in the Editor's Chair | Ruthe S. Wheeler
I want to know if you'd won't help me to get into the county farm during the winter months, anyhow.Twelve Men | Theodore Dreiser
They rather go to the penitentiary or the county farm or get killed than to do what is right.Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives | Work Projects Administration
The jury brought in a verdict of guilty and the judge assessed his punishment at ten months on the county farm.The Hindered Hand | Sutton E. Griggs