Red River County
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This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. Take Hwy 82 west from Clarksville to the intersection with FM 2573 going to Bagwell. Take FM 2573 northeast or right for a mile and the turn to the cemetery is on the right, the cemetery being about 2/10 mile off the road. A deed dated 21 Jul 1860 and filed for record on 21 Jul 1860 in Book CH Vol M Page 574 for 2 acres of the Benjamin Gooch survey for the church school and burying ground from I. B. H. Epperson to the Old Shamrock Cemetery. A deed dated 17 Dec 1857 and filed for record on 16 May 1867 in Book CH Vol O Page 534 'sold to B. W. Epperson 861.5 acres less 2 tracts for cemetery' from David C. Russell to Old Shamrock Cemetery. filed on 16 May 1867 and recorded in Book CH O page 530. Sam Buzbee gave the Old Shamrock Society a deed for a parcel of land adjoining the cemetery which will provide between 250 and 300 additional grave sites, this taken from CLARKSVILLE TIMES 12 Sep 1968. The oldest marked burial is that of Robert Baker who died 28 Dec 1859. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 20 and 21 March 1997., On a day drizzling rain on 16 Sep 2001, there was a brief ceremony to dedicate the new marker placed by the Texas Historical Commission. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 18 Feb 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 539 documented burials. We are attempting to keep this cemetery updated and as of 25 Nov 2010 there are 542 documented burials there.
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 © 2010.