Red River County
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Just outside of Bagwell, about 15-20 miles from Clarksville.
This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 40.770N, 95 Deg 13.048W. The Bluff Cemetery is located about 10 miles northwest of Clarksville. Wyett Phillips and his wife Ethel were paid $1 by the Bluff Community Church for 1 acre of the SW corner of the Robert Jones headright survey on 6 Sep 1946. Also on 10 Aug 1948 Willie E. Phillips sold to Bluff Cemetery 1 acre of the Robert Jones survey and it was recorded on 20 Aug 1948. The oldest marked grave with a complete date is that of Abel J. Bollinger who died 5 Mar 1872. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 1 and 2 Feb 1997. We visited the site again on 21 Jan 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 17 Feb 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 722 documented burials. All information for this cemetery location and history is from the books ‘Burial, Cemetery and Death Records for Red River County, Texas' by Lawrence and Sue Dale, Copyright © 2005.