Red River County
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This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 38.350N, 95 Deg 01.038W. This cemetery can be reached from Clarksville by going about 2.5 miles north on FM 1159. Then take FM 1700 2/10 mile to the first road, CR 3200, to the right, go 2/10 mile and the cemetery is on the right. Greenwood Cemetery was donated to the community by Honorable R. R. Gains of Austin, Texas and deeded to the original trustees W. T. Nance, R. N. Johnson, R. D. Hutchinson, D. C. Whiteman and T. J. Campbell on 31 March 1898. (see deed records Book CH Vol 33 Page 521 filed on 16 Apr 1898 giving 2 acres for the cemetery and 3 acres for the school). It was reorganized in 1962 as Whitemans Chapel with Chester Whiteman, President; and George Whiteman, Trustee and General Superintendant for life. There is an affadavit #58481 filed for record on 7 Mar 1983 stating that Liberty Hill and Greenwood Cemetery are changed to Whitemans Chapel. The oldest marked grave was that of Levi D. Whiteman who was born and died on 18 March 1900. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 22 Jan 1999. We were on the site on 8 May 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes on 7 Dec 2003. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 220 documented burials. All information for this cemetery location/notes is from the books Burial, Cemetery and Death Records for Red River County, Texas' by Lawrence and Sue Dale, Copyright © 2005.