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Free Hope Cemetery
Red River County
Texas  USA

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This cemetery is for usage by the local Afro-American population and is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. From the intersection of FM 1159 and Hwy 82, take FM 1159 north for 3.4 miles to the intersection with CR 3202. Turn right or east onto CR 3202 for 8/10 miles. The cemetery is on the east side of the road. There is a deed transaction dated 25 Aug 1877 and filed for record on 2 Jan 1886 in Book CH Vol 9 Page 500 for 1 acre of the John Ware survey from William Beaty et ux to Freehope Methodist Episcopal Church. The oldest marked burial is that of Selah Becton who died on 14 Jun 1885. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 18 Jan 1999. We were on site on 8 May 2003 and got the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes on 7 Dec 2003. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 429 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.
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