Cass County

Mockingbird Hill Cemetery

Thanks to Benny Morton for this photos!

County's Poorhouse cemetery. County poorhouse closed in 1956.

Named by Hap Clements, county commissioner of Precinct 4, who urged the commissioners court to fence in the cemetery and mark the graves. "I stood there among the graves of poor people and heard the song of a mockingbird there, sad and shrill," he said. "It flew down and landed on a rock, then flew away, all alone."

1930 residents of Cass County Poorhouse.

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