|Red River County|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
This cemetery was established to meet the needs of the local Afro-American population. EARLIEST MARKED BURIAL 28 Sep 1898 NOTES: This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.664N, 95 Deg 01.466W. From Clarksville take Hwy 82 east to the intersection with FM 412, taking FM 412 south 3.6 miles to the intersection with CR 4115. Take CR 4115 west 1.2 miles to the intersection with CR 4130. Take CR 4130 north for 2/10 mile and you are there, with cemetery on both sides. There was in the past a church on the site, St. Mathews Baptist Church. The oldest marked burial is that of Anderson Perry who died 28 Sep 1898. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 26 Feb 1999. We were on this site again on 1 Feb 2003 to do a complete rewalk of the cemetery and to get the GPS Coordinates. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 138 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 27 Jan 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 149 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 © 2014.