1838","Clarksville","This cemetery is located
in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES:
Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.522N, 95 Deg 03.248W. This cemetery is
located about the 600 block of West Washington Street in Clarksville.
It is said that the Clark family donated the land but there is
nothing we have found in the deed records. The earliest burial
is of Benjamin Clark, Sr. who died in Feb 1838. This cemetery,
since it is a 'key' cemetery in RRCo TX history, was double walked
by Lawrence and Sue Dale beginning in June 1999 and ending Sep
17, 20 and 22 1999. In the process we were able to 'dig out'
over 20 markers that were completely buried and most were discovered
by pure accident by using a 'probe' to penetrate the surface
of the ground. By using techniques we have developed to scour
the markers and to 'enhance' engravings we have been able to
reclaim an extremely high percentage of the data thereon. Most
of the epitaphs are of the 'one of a kind' variety and do not
repeat in the rest of the county. Also, as a result of work done
in the cemetery by Taylor Monument of Avery TX, we were able
to divide the cemetery into 7 sections as per the map enclosed.
We were on site on 29 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We
also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting
marker changes., CLARKSVILLE TIMES, Friday 19 Jan 1923, from
microfilm in the Clarksville Library, Reel 2002-1: MONEY AND
RING FOUND IN GRAVE -- While digging a grave in the Clarksville
cemetery this week a ring, two coins and fragments of clothing
were unearthed. The coins were dated before the Civil War and
were supposed to have been the property of a Confederate soldier.
We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 3 May 2004 adding new
burials and noting marker changes."
(Inventory Part 1)
(Hanging Tree and other Pictures)