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Gorman Cemetery
Also known as: Sam Gorman Cemetery
Red Lake
Freestone County
Texas  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:
Directions: Go east from Fairfield down Highway 84. Past Red Lake, turn right onto FM 489. Located on County Road that goes west from FM 489, at end of Burleson Lake Dam.

Layout: Cemetery is in very poor condition with practically no upkeep. Covers about 3 acres.

Number of Graves: Only 7-8 graves found. Many were moved to Shiloh.


Status: Inactive (since 1943)

Background: Gorman Cemetery began as a slave cemetery. In the olden times, the members of the Shiloh Baptist Church use to bury their dead in the Sam Gorman Cemetery. However, often bad weather and muddy roads delayed burials since the cemetery was a distance from the church and residents. Later the Shiloh Baptist Church voted about 1940's to move start using a newly donated parcel of land for the cemetery and abandon the older Gorman Cemetery. Some of the old stones were moved from Gorman Cemetery to the Shiloh Cemetery.

Russ Teer
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