Red River County
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This cemetery and the Afro-American Church of the same name is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. EARLIEST MARKED BURIAL 10 Jul 1897 NOTES: This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 27.385N, 95 Deg 12.740W. The cemetery is located just outside the south city limits of Bogata. From Hwy 271 turn south onto Main Street and go about 5 blocks, following the main road. As you intersect Church Street, there is a sign pointing south to Free Hope Baptist Church. Follow this road for three or so blocks, the church is on the left and the cemetery is on the right. There is a deed transaction from B. M. Dinwiddie Et Ux to Bogata Church of God on 21 Aug 1929 for 1 acre of the John Price Survey, filed for record on 6 Apr 1946 and recorded in Book CH Vol 169 Page 266. The deeds for the church are recorded in separate transactions and do not apply to the deed transaction for the cemetery. Local legend has it that there is a deed recorded in the courthouse showing that the land for the cemetery was donated by William Payne Clatterbuck. This deed has not been found. The oldest marked burial is that of Maggie Moore who died on 10 Jul 1897. While there we were fortunate to meet Mrs. Annie Mae Rodgers who pointed out many unmarked graves for us and these are included. Deport Times, 22 Jan 1942, Thursday, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library: Article on origin of this cemetery --- land deeded in 1896 by W. P. Humphreys and Elizabeth Clatterbuck --- two acres of land of the John Price survey for a church and cemetery. Prior to this there had been mixed burials in the Bogata Cemetery, as the slaves were buried with their masters at the time. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 18 Jan 1999. There was a revisit on 20 Jan 2003 to check on new burials and to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes on 19 Dec 2003. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 179 documented burials. This cemetery was completely reworked on 27 May 2011 and pictures taken of all new markers. This new information was then added into the existing records by Lawrence and Sue Dale. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 181 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.