McKenzie College Cemetery

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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