|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Ireton Family Cemetery is a small, private family cemetery.
The only burials known to be in this family cemetery are those of John Ireton's immediate and extended family. No burials have been made in this cemetery since 1931.
The centerpiece of this old cemetery is a very large, beautiful Angel monument. How it has remained steadfast and upright is a mystery to all of us who call this area home. The cemetery is now cared for by the Otey family and a local Ireton descendant. It is fenced to keep out roaming livestock which you see quite often gathered under the surrounding trees at the cemetery.
The Ireton Family Cemetery's actual footprint still belongs to the Ireton family but that footprint is surrounded by private land owned by the Otey family. A locked gate is at the entrance to the pasture. The Otey home is just north of the cemetery on the same side of the road. Contact should be made with them before visiting the cemetery.
Gail Stymersski surveyed the Ireton Family Cemetery on August 18, 2002. There are some differences in her survey list online and the actual tombstones surveyed by Shirley Bray on January 29, 2011.
The Ireton Family Cemetery, located north of Alex, OK, is often confused with the Laflin Creek Cemetery located northeast of Alex, OK. Laflin Creek Cemetery, near the old Ireton Community townsite, is often called the "Ireton Cemetery" by locals.
Directions to Ireton Family Cemetery: From the junction of Hwy 19 and Hwy 19C, take Hwy 19C north into Alex. Continue through downtown Alex north and you will cross over the Washita River bridge aka Jakie Horn Memorial Bridge. Continue north but as you go up the hill, look to your right (east) and you will see the old cemetery out in the pasture.
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