Red River County
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
This cemetery has no real ties to any one church and is used by the local Afro-American population. It cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas near the outskirts of Clarksville. Take FM 1159 north from Hwy 82 for .8 miles and the cemetery is on the right or East side of the road. A CLARKSVILLE TIMES article in 1990 characterizes it as 'ancient' but maybe 'old' would be a better description. An instrument was made on 15 Jan 1898 and filed for record on 3 Apr 1899 in Book CH Vol 35 Page 343 conveying 5 acres of the Henry Stout survey from John R. Latimer et al to Hebron Cemetery Association. The oldest marked burial is that of Scott Dinwiddie who died on 3 Jun 1898. (There is a marker for a Mrs. Sally Green giving death as 17 May 1828 but we are discounting the validity of the date). This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 22 Jan 1999. We were on the site on 1 Feb 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 3 May 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 868 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.