Red River County
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Lanes Chapel Cemetery can be reached by going east on Hwy 82 out of Clarksville, then turning south onto FM 412 for 1.9 miles to the intersection with FM 3390. Take FM 3390 east for 9/10 mile and the cemetery is on the right and well marked. There is an instrument dated 26 Nov 1879 and filed for record 5 Dec 1879 in Book CH Vol 1 Page 1 where W. W. Walker transferred 2 acres of the Elisha Bruton survey to Lanes Chapel Cemetery. Another deed transfers 2 acres of the Elisha Bruton survey from W. W. Utley et ux to Lanes Chapel Cemetery, instrument being made on 25 Feb 1905 and filed for record on 18 Jun 1906 in Book CH Vol 56 Page 171. In 1950 a cemetery society was organized and fund raising projects were started. The oldest marked grave is that of Mordecai D. Fleming who died 26 Oct 1849. This may, however, be a commemorative marker only and not the burial. The next oldest burial is Mary McLean who died 30 July 1876. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 8 and 9 Feb 1999. We visited this cemetery again on 1 Feb 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 5 May 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 852 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.