Red River County
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This cemetery was established to serve the needs of the local Afro-American population. It is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. EARLIEST MARKED BURIAL 1 Jul 1910 NOTES: This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.359N, 95 Deg 13.488W. This is not actually a separate cemetery but was created to be able to print all black burials in the county. From the founding of this cemetery in 1839, it has been used by both races and is to this time. It is under one fence but burials have been separate for this time period with all black burials east of the center dividing road. Maintenance is the same for both sides of the cemetery and both have old as well as new markers. The oldest marked black burial is that of Nina Breedlove who died on 1 Jul 1910. This was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on a wet 2 Dec 1998. This cemetery was revisited on 20 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 20 Dec 2003 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 130 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 3 Dec 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 147 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 © 2014.