|Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Cemetery Description: Newer cemetery. Founded between 1947 and 1948. Covers an area of approx 1.6 acres. Enclosed by a chain link fence on three sides and stock wire on the east.
Directions: From Fairfield, go east on Hwy 84 past Turlington community but just before Butler community. Turn to the right going west on 489 near Red Lake and go about 4 miles and the cemetery is on the left.
Located on the east side of FM 489, 2.7 miles south of the junction of 489 and US Highway 84. Church is located north of the cemetery.
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. Many of the old stones were moved from Gorman Cemetery to the Shiloh Cemetery.
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