McKenzie College Cemetery,
14 Jun 1848","This cemetery is located in the southwest
quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84:
33 Deg 35.688N, 95 Deg 06.229W. This cemetery is located southwest
of Clarksville. From the hospital proceed south until just before
the intersection with Hwy 37, taking CR 1287 in a westerly direction
for 3/10 of a mile. The Cemetery is on the left, or south, side
of the road. It is on the Abel Bland Survey. A deed filed for
record on 26 Nov 1855 in Book CH Vol K Page 357 noted 'deed back
12 acres on which McKenzie Institute is erected' from Methodist
Episcopal Church South to I. W. P. McKenzie. The oldest marked
burial is that of W. K. McKenzie who died on 14 Jun 1848. At
this time we discovered that there is much more to the cemetery
than is fenced in and a quick walk found an additional four readable
markers, There are many more graves in this now overgrown area.
As a result of finding the ORR FAMILY BIBLE and the subsequent
4 additions to this cemetery, please be advised that this was
also known as ITINERANT RETREAT, translated by the Methodists
as 'The Haven of the Traveling Preacher' and McKENZIE GROVE CEMETERY.
This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 22 Nov
1999. We again visited on 21 May 2000 to see if we could find
more gravesites but did not find any additional markers. We were
by on 29 Jan 2003 to check the site and to record the GPS Coordinates.
We visited the site again on 12 Jan 2004 checking for additional
markers and found one."
"McKenzie College B","Cemetery","23
Oct 1918","McKenzie College B","From death
records of Red River County, Texas, burial in McKenzie. It is
across the chain link fence from the white cemetery to the east
and is badly overgrown."
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