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Located at the intersection of FM 879 and a NW to SE dirt road that connects FM 879 and FM 878.
Take Highway 287 south from Waxahachie. Take the FM 878/FM 879 Exit north. Follow FM 879. The cemetery is on the SE corner of the County Farm, about 1.2 miles from Highway 287. It is about 50 yards long by 30 yards wide.
The fenced area marks the boundaries of what has sometimes been called the Pauper Cemetery, one of possibly three burial grounds on old county farm land that served as the final resting place for some of Ellis County's poor farm residents. County officials purchased 450 acres between 1893 and 1895 to create the farm for the support and employment of the needy. The earliest death recorded at the facility was that of Albert Estes in 1890, the last was Dave Madison in 1946. Iron pipes driven into the ground once identified the graves of some of the other 73 individuals whose names are recorded in county records. Historic Texas Cemetery-2002