Red River County
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This cemetery is an African-American Cemetery and is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. Most of the burials in this cemetery have a tie to The Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Annona and it is referred to by some as Rock of Ages Cemetery. The church and the cemetery are aproximately a mile distance from the other. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 34.562N, 94 Deg 54.956W. From Hwy 82 in Annona at the intersection with FM 44, proceed south into old downtown Annona, pass the old railroad right-of-way and bear right continuing down Booth Blvd. Go about two to three city blocks and again bear right down a narrow track heading generally south. After one city block, Annona Cemetery is on the right. Rock of Ages Cemetery is about another block south and straight ahead. The oldest marked burial is that of Infant Lawson, Son of W. H. and I. K., who died on 27 Apr 1884, a white burial. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 21 Jan 1999 and has been visited later for spot checks. On 10 Jan 2004 we were on the site to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 401 documented burials.
(Text by Lawrence & Sue Dale)