Bivins Cemetery


Bivins Cemetery, 28 Oct 1892,"This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.153N, 95 Deg 01.659W. This cemetery is referred to in the funeral records from Jolly Funeral Home for Mattie Kennedy Criner -- 'burial in the John W. Bivins Cemetery'. From downtown Clarksville take Hwy 82 east for 8/10 mile to the intersection with S. Fairground. Turn right or south onto S. Fairground and after 3/10 mile S. Fairground becomes CR 4105. Continue on CR 4105 for 7/10 mile and there is a barbed wire gap into a pasture on the left. Enter the pasture and continue northeasterly for 2/10 miles until you run out of pasture lane. Get out and continue to walk northeasterly up the fenceline for another 150 yards and the cemetery is ahead in a chain-link enclosure and badly grown over. The oldest marked burial with a complete date is that of John A. W. Sowell who died on 28 Oct 1892. On a pleasant afternoon, 4 May 2001, with the weather threatening rain, we finally made the trip to the cemetery. On a cool January afternoon with cloud cover we again visited the site on 30 Jan 2003 and recorded the GPS Coordinates."


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