Red River County
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Lydia Cemetery is located at Lydia community about 8 miles south of Avery on FM 911. There is a deed dated 3 Aug 1896 and filed for record on 12 Oct 1897 in Book CH Vol 32 Page 599 and it conveys 1 acre of the Village of Lydia Sewell Hancock survey from David B. Pritchett to Lydia Baptist Church. The earliest marked burial is that of Ethel Patterson who died in 1888. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 3 Feb 1999. We visited the site again on 18 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 460 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.