Red River County
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This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.534N, 95 Deg 04.375W. This cemetery is located a short 1/4 mile southwest of the intersection of Hwy 82 and Hwy 37 in the west edge of Clarksville. The Clarksville Cemetery Association made purchase of 8 acres from J. M. Mims et ux on 14 Dec 1895 and filed for record on 18 Dec 1895 in Book CH Vol30 Page 522. The Hebrew Cemetery Association made purchase of 2 acres from J. M. Mims et ux on 14 Dec 1895, this deed being filed for record on 8 Oct 1900 in Book CH Vol 39 Page 549. The Fairview Cemetery Association then purchased 7.87 acres from A. C. Thomason et ux on 20 Dec 1941 and filed for record on 22 Dec 1941 in Book CH Vol 155 Page 320. All these lands are from the John M. Ritchey headright survey. The oldest marked burial is that of David C. Russell who died in Sep 1870. This cemetery was surveyed in October 1999 by Lawrence and Sue Dale. The only change in the geography of the cemetery is the start of Section 12 directly east and across from Section 4, having only three burials at this time. We visited the site again on 29 Jan 2003 and took the GPS readings. We were on site again on 3, 4, 5 and 6 Nov 2004 and did a complete rewalk of the cemetery. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 2718 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.