Gaffney Cemetery

"Gaffney","Cemetery","24 Mar 1853","Gaffney","This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 46.878N, 94 Deg 57.875W, El 391 ft. This cemetery is located at the site of the old Gaffney Springs, a short distance from 'Mrs. Gaffney's Landing' on the Red River. From Hwy 37 and FM 1159 take FM 1159 east for 6.3 miles. There is a locked pasture gate on the right. Passing through the gate, circle back to the south, cross the creek, up the hill to the right and up a second hill to the left. The cemetery is in the woods about 75 yards to the east. It is 9/10 mile walk to the site. There are only four marked graves, the oldest being that of William Gaffney who died on 24 Mar 1853. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 30 Nov 1999. The cemetery is laid out as follows, from south to north, Grace M. Gaffney, open space, Charlotte G. Gaffney, William Gaffney, about 30 feet open, and last the burial for Mary K. Winfrey. We visited the site again on and 20 Feb 2004 took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery checking for incorrect date and noting marker changes."



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