CUSSETA MOUNTAINS. The Cusseta Mountains, three peaks with altitudes of 632, 620, and 596 feet above mean sea level, are located less than a mile northwest of Cusseta in northwestern Cass County (at 33°10' N, 94°28' W), in a gently rolling to hilly area with an altitude varying from 350 to 400 feet above mean sea level. The local soils are loamy and sandy, and the land is heavily wooded, with pines and various hardwoods predominating. When the Cusseta community was settled in the early 1850s, it was named for Cusseta, Alabama, hometown of John R. Heard, an early settler. Presumably the Cusseta Mountains took their name from the community.