Cass County is one of the counties that make up the Texas-Arkansas-Louisiana tripoint. Cass, along with the Bowie and Dallam Counties are Texas counties that border the two other states. Cass County was formed in 1846 and named after Lewis Cass, a Senator from Michigan, who was in favor of the annexation of Texas to the U.S. The county’s name was changed to Davis County in 1861, but reverted to Cass in 1871. Timber and paper industries, as well as agriculture, are the key players to the county’s economy, with poultry, cattle, nursery plants, and watermelons as the main products. People also know of Cass County as one of the albums of singer-songwriter Don Henley, where he talks about his hometown and his younger days.