Red River County
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This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 43.036N, 95 Deg 07.553W. Take Hwy 37 from Clarksville north to Dimple and turn west onto FM 2120 for about 5 miles. The cemetery is on the north or right. A deed dated 30 Aug 1902 and filed for record in Book CH 46 page 297 conveyed land from G. W. and M. A. Young to Charles Smith, D. C. Young and J. H. Turner, trustees, land to be used for a schoolhouse with church and burial ground. A deed dated 17 Oct 1923 and filed for record on 17 Oct 1923 in Book CH Vol 109 Page 140 conveyed 1 acre of the P. D. Midkiff survey 9 miles northwest of Clarksville from W. C. Lay et ux to Youngs Chapel School District 79. The oldest marked burial is that of Ethney J. Sappington who died 1 May 1889. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 17 February 1997. We visited the site again on 3 Jan 2004 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 186 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.