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Re: County Home / Cemetery
Posted by: Mona Knight (ID *****9784) Date: March 20, 2009 at 18:39:49
In Reply to: County Home / Cemetery by Stephanie Rimmer of 1365

The 1930 census for Caswell Co. lists a County Pauper's Home in Yanceyville Township. They probably had a cemetery there, I would suspect. I found in the 1920 census that the County Home is listed as the County Jail! But there is a family with an 8-year old child listed, so surely it wasn't the jail. Ten years later in the 1930 census, there is one man who was there in 1920, so I'm sure it's the county home.

There was a 1924 death record for a Carolina Patterson, and it also stated that she was buried at the County Home, and burial was performed by "J. S. Reagan, keeper of the county home." He was also the informant for this death. The county home is still listed near Yanceyville in 1930, so it was in existence then and probably had a cemetery.

Today, most maps show a County Home Road just north of Yanceyville downtown. That road only goes a short distance then dead ends into Slade Road. If there is a County Home cemetery it is probably on that road. Fire Tower Road intersects with County Home Road, and


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