Red River County
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This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 38.993N, 95 Deg 15.948W. This cemetery is located about a mile south of Detroit and a city block to the east of FM 410. There are six specific plots to this cemetery and they are as follows. The plot across the road from the main cemetery to the west is known as the Meers addition and burials therein are identified as such. From the south end of the cemetery, the first two plots associated with the Norris family, are called simply Norris 1 and Norris 2 (where the mausoleum is located). Next to the north, the center of the cemetery, is Sec 3, this being followed in order by Sec 4 with Sec 5 being the northernmost of the plots. The oldest marked burial is that of Carolina W. Dorsett who died on 3 Nov 1873. there is a deed to Detroit Cemetery from Z. T. Cooper et ux for 3 acres of the Ive Guest survey dated on 23 Mar 1892 and filed for record on 4 Jun 1897 in Book CH 33 page 112. There is also a deed on 19 Mar 1909 from R. G. Norris to Detroit Cemetery for tract 1 mile south of Detroit and filed for record on 20 Mar 1909 in Book CH 62 page 235. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale in a two month period in September and October 1998 and was walked two times in its entirety. We have visited repeatedly in the course of time and again on 20 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 11 and 12 May 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 1990 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.