McKenzie College East Cemetery

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McKenzie College East Cemetery

Location
Red River County, Texas, USA
Memorials 2 added (100% photographed)

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This cemetery was used by the local Afro-American population. From death records of Red River County, Texas, burial in McKenzie. It is across the chain link fence from the white cemetery to the east and is badly overgrown. This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. From the hospital on FM 2825 proceed south until just before the intersection with Hwy 37, taking CR 1287 in a westerly direction for 3/10 of a mile. The cemetery is on the left, or south, side of the road. It is on the Abel Bland Survey. A deed filed for record on 26 Nov 1855 in Book CH Vol K Page 357 noted 'deed back 12 acres on which McKenzie Institute is erected' from Methodist Episcopal Church South to I. W. P. McKenzie. There are many more graves in this now overgrown area. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 22 Nov 1999. We again visited on 21 May 2000 to see if we could find more gravesites but did not find any additional markers. We were by on 29 Jan 2003 to check the site and to record the GPS Coordinates. We visited the site again on 12 Jan 2004 checking for additional markers and found one. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 2 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.

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GPS Coordinates: 33.5948, -95.10382

  • Added: 5 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2380029