Red River County
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Benningfield Cemetery, EARLIEST MARKED BURIAL 16 Jun 1885 NOTES: This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.144N, 94 Deg 59.300W. From Hwy 82 East and FM 412, take FM 412 south for 3.6 miles to the intersection with CR 4116. Take CR 4116 east for 6/10 mile to CR 4135, Take CR 4135 right or south for 8/10 mile. Stop! You should be at the ruins of an old cattle corral on the left. Park your vehicle and proceed east for 250 yards heading for a large stand of trees. In the trees you will find the cemetery. Please attempt this in a high clearance vehicle only and be prepared to back out for the last 6/10 miles as there is no place to turn around. The oldest marked burial is that of S. E. Fowler who died on 16 Jun 1885. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 26 Feb 1999. We visited the site again on 11 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery noting marker changes. While there we met the current landholder Mike Wise and had a nice conversation about the cemetery and the possibility of a thorough cleanup. This cemetery was again worked on 3 Feb 2013 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 14 documented burials.
All information for this cemetery is from the books ‘Burial, Cemetery and Death Records for Red River County, Texas' by Lawrence and Sue Dale, Copyright © 2014.