A wet Thursday morning didn't stop the Erath County Poor Farm Cemetery from receiving its Texas historical marker.

"After working on this for the past four years it's great to finally see this come true and the cemetery come to fruition," said local historian Marla Bush.

The poor farm was established in 1881 and was operated by Erath County until the 1930s.

The purpose of the farm was a way to house paupers and convicts during a time when the state did not provide social services.

Linda Earp attended Thursday's reception, and had a relative who was buried at the location.

"It's quite an honor to be a part of this," she said. "More than anything though we now finally have a location of where he is buried. I've looked for this place for years and now it has this beautiful marker. It's just great."

County Judge Tab Thompson also expressed his satisfaction with the dedication.

"When I was contacted originally about trying to recognize the cemetery I was all for it and I just want to thank the efforts put in by all of those who were involved in the process," he said. "This is out of the way and I know not many people will probably be able to see it but it's very important that we continue to honor these individuals."