Blanton Creek Cemetery

Blanton Creek Cemetery, 2 Sep 1896, "This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 43.173N, 95 Deg 09.608W. This cemetery is located about 14 miles northwest of Clarksville, about 4 miles north of Bagwell on the Manchester road on the east side. J. M. Pike was paid $1 for 4,830 square yards of the P. D. Midkiff survey for a burial ground on 4 August 1939. The oldest marked burial is that of Gilbert Travis Hastings, an infant, who was born and died 2 September 1896. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 17 Feb 1997. There has been an old marker for Robert L. Mathis moved to this cemetery from the Mathis-Kendall Cemetery near Woodland TX where the burial originally occurred. We were on the site on 29 Jan 2003 to review the work in progress and to take the GPS Coordinates. There has been a major revamp of this cemetery in 2003 with the establishment of 2 new areas. The old original cemetery is now called the East section and 2 new areas are separately fenced, called the Southwest which has new burials and Northwest section which is for future expansion. We visited the site again on 11 Jan 2004. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes."

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