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Ahavath Achim Cemetery
Tyler, TX
NW-11
Latitude:   N  32:21:06.0
Longitude:  W 095:20:02.2
This cemetery is located on Hwy 64 west of downtown Tyler and within the city limits.  It is located on the north side of the highway.
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Lawrence E. Oliver
Cemetery Entrance
Cemetery Sign

Alsup Cemetery
AKA "Friendship-Alsup Cemetery"
NE-26
USGS GNIS Coordinates: Latitude: 322839N  Longitude: 0950048W
by
Mary Love Berryman
Cemetery View
J. S. Alsup
Joseph V. Garner

Antioch Cemetery
NE-37
Latitude:   N  32:23:12.8
Longitude:  W 095:09:56.4
From Tyler, take Hwy 31 east to the intersection of FM2908 and turn left (north). Go north to the intersection of FM2908 & FM2767. Proceed on FM2908 through the intersection for 0.8 miles and the cemetery is on the left side (west side) of the road.
by
Lawrence E. Oliver
Roadside sign View from gate
extreme right
View from gate
right center
View from gate
left center
View from gate
extreme left
Extreme left
over brow of hill
Extreme left
over brow of hill
to the right
Joseph B Gwinn
South Carolina,
Pvt, Co D, 1 Regt, SC Inf
Spanish American War
1876-1899
Mattie Henson Tate Hendley
born 1890 - Apr. 4, 1917

Antioch Cemetery
(African-American)
SE-49
Latitude:  N  32:11:54.6
Longitude: W 095:16:25.5
This cemetery is directly south of Tyler, Texas. From Tyler, take US69S to the intersection of FM346 and turn left (east). Proceed east until you come to the intersection of CR15S and turn right. Follow CR15S until it dead ends into CR29. At this intersection, a driveway goes south & uphill - this is the entrance to the cemetery.
by
Lawrence E. Oliver

Gate to the cemetery,
located at top of hill
Road up hill
to gate
Left side view of cemetery
from the gate area
Center view of cemetery
from the gate area
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Right side view of cemetery
from the gate area

Argenbright Cemetery
NE-21
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No pictures are available yet.

Armstrong Grave
NE-54
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No pictures are available yet.

Asbury Cemetery
SE-32
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Asbury Cemetery
(African-American)
SE-33
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No pictures are available yet.

Bacon Cemetery
SE-24
Latitude:  N  32:19:36.3
Longitude: W 095:06:29.7
This cemetery is located east of Tyler, Texas, off FM850, east of the intersection of FM850 & CR3226.  It is in a pasture, down an oil and gas lease road, about 3/10 miles from FM850.
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Lawrence E. Oliver

Cemetery Sign on side of road.
Entrance gate from FM 850
to the oil & gas lease road.

Barber Cemetery
NE-05
Latitude: 
Longitude: 
From Tyler take Highway 271 north, go one mile past I-20 and turn left on to FM757. Go about two miles to Highway 16. Then turn right and go one mile to CR369. Turn left on CR369 and go approximately 2.3 miles to the Barber Cemetery.
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ah - Anna Hockaday
em - Elaine Martin

Entrance Gate
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Historical Monument
(ah)
Close-up
of Historical Monument
(ah)
2nd Close-up
of Historical Monument
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Barron Cemetery
Copeland Community, TX
SE-17
Latitude:   N  32:14:21.2
Longitude:  W 095:18:06.8
This cemetery is directly south of Tyler, Texas. From Tyler, take US69S to the intersection of CR2813 and turn left (east). This cemetery is about 1.5 miles along CR2813 and is on the north side of the road. It is directly east of and shares a common fence with the New Bethal Cemetery (African-American).

The cemetery was established in 1891.

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(lo) - Lawrence E. Oliver

Entrance gate to cemetery seen from the road
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Sign at cemetery entrance
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View of tombstones from the entrance gate
The fence seen in background is between this cemetery and the New Bethel Cemetery (African-American).
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Bascom (East) Cemetery
Bascom Community, TX
SE-43
Latitude:  N  32:17:48.3
Longitude: W 095:12:28.9
This cemetery is located southeast of Tyler on FM848 in the Bascom Community. It is located on the east side of the highway, behind the church.

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(lo) - Lawrence E. Oliver
(bm) - Bobette Mauck

Entrance Gates Behind Church
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Bascom East Cemetery
Looking from Bascom West Cemetery
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P. H. & Nellie Ramsey
17 Aug 1856 - 10 Oct 1934
10 June 1869 - 8 Feb 1954
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Bascom (West) Cemetery
Bascom Community, TX
SE-44
Latitude:  N  32:17:48.4
Longitude: W 095:12:30.6
This cemetery is located southeast of Tyler on FM848 in the Bascom Community. It is located on the west side of the highway, across from the church.

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(lo) - Lawrence E. Oliver
(bb) - Bryant Brewer

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Bauman-Robbs Cemetery
AKA "Mechanicsville Cemetery"

See Cemetery Listings: L - M under Mechanicsville Cemetery

Beaird Cemetery
Dixie Community, TX
NW-29
Latitude:  N  32:21:39.1
Longitude: W 095:23:05.6
From Tyler, take Hwy64 west to the intersection with CR4134 and turn right (northwest). The cemetery is on the right (north) side of the road about 150 yards from the intersection. This cemetery is outside the city limits of Tyler.

No deed establishing the cemetery was ever filed. At the time of the earliest recorded burial (1859), the land on which the cemetery now sits appears to have spanned the property line of Starling R. PRICE (north) and Silas GAMMON (south).  Benjamin Bryant BEAIRD, for whom the cemetery was eventually named, did not acquire the property until the mid 1870s.
 

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Belcher Cemetery
NW-40
USGS GNIS Coordinates:  Latitude: 322114N  Longitude: 0951406W
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Bell Cemetery
NE-39
Latitude:  N  32:21:56.3
Longitude: W 095:13:27.3
From Tyler, take the Old Kilgore Highway (FM2767). Go past Loop323 about 3.8 miles and the cemetery is on the right side (south side) of the road. The Cemetery is about 20 yards inside the wood line.

This small cemetery is fenced with a three foot high white, metal picket fence.
by
Lawrence E. Oliver

Cemetery
As seen from the roadside
Cemetery
As seen from just outside the front gate
Allen W Bell
Nov 16 1859 - Sept 18 1898
Farewell my wife & children ...
William A Davis
Jan 12 1882 - July 9 1886
Son of W. T. & M. L. Davis
Frankie H Bell
Mar 28 1885 - Oct 5 1885
Son of F. H. & A. S. Bell
Sarah A Bell
Mar 18 1830 - May 21 1892
Joel Bell
July 17 1827 - Jan 16 1892
Leonard & Rebecca Kinsey Bell
1870-1900 &
April 13 1872 - October 28 1895
Married Dec 17 1893
 

Bethesda Cemetery
NW-03
Latitude:  N  32:32:49.9
Longitude: W 095:21:36.4
From Lindale, take East Hubbard Street (FM16) east to intersection of CR2710. Turn left (north) at the intersection and proceed to CR4126. The cemetery is behind the Bethesda Presbyterian Church on the west side of the road (left side) at the intersection.

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Bethlehem Cemetery
(African-American)
SW-23
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Black Fork Cemetery
AKA "Wood-Verner Cemetery"

See Cemetery Listings: T - Z under Wood-Verner Cemetery

Blackjack Cemetery
(African-American)
AKA "New Canaan Cemetery (A.A.)"

See Cemetery Listings: N - R under New Canaan Cemetery

Bowie Cemetery
(African-American)
SW-28
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No pictures are available yet.

Bowman Cemetery
(African-American)
AKA "Village Creek Cemetery (A.A.)"
NW-26
USGS GNIS Coordinates:  Latitude: 323506N  Longitude: 0953337W
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Boyd Cemetery
NW-52
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Bradford Cemetery
Troup, TX
SE-03
Latitude:   N  32:08:58.8
Longitude:  W 095:07:24.7
Take State Hwy 110 southeast from Tyler, Texas, proceed through Whitehouse, Texas, to Troup, Texas. Inside the city limits of Troup, turn left (north) on State Hwy 346.  The cemetery is about one half mile from Hwy 110 on the east side of the road. It is immediately behind a small city park.

Established in 1872 with the interment of Wm. M. Bradford, who donated the land.

The oldest grave found is that of Mary D. Tarbutton b. 3/18/1804, d. 3/29/1824 with the inscription "Our Mother".

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Brandon Family Cemetery
SE-45
Latitude:  N  32:13:18.8
Longitude: W 095:07:11.8
This cemetery is located NW of Omen about 1 or 1 miles.  Almost due north of Shiloh Cemetery, on what was the old Brandon farm place.

DIRECTIONS: West from Omen on FM345, right into East Shore Estates Subdivision (CR2143 - Old Whitehouse Road), right on N. Lakeview Drive, right on Sunshine Lane, right on Cardinal Lane, right on N. Ramp Drive, right on Fisherman’s Drive. On the east side of Fisherman’s Drive between the addresses of 15680 and 15700 is a path leading to the cemetery - 75 feet inside wood line, next to wooden fence of compressor oil well.

NOTE - Feb 15, 2003: This cemetery appears to have been disturbed sometime in the last two years due to the drilling of an oil well.
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Lawrence E. Oliver

Entry path on east side of Fisherman's Drive
Emily C. Brandon
both pieces of broken tombstone
Emily C. Brandon
top half of tombstone
Emily C. Brandon
bottom half of tombstone
Unmarked Grave
Mr. Ron Keeling pointing to one possible unmarked grave - grave lined with piled rocks
Unmarked Graves
Mr. Ron Keeling standing at site of both unmarked graves
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Cemetery Area
seen from end of oil well board fence (looking north). Individual in blue standing at extant tombstone. Unmarked graves 15 feet further north. Entrance trail to the left of individual in picture.
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Britton Cemetery
AKA "Britton Grave (A.A.)"
NE-46
USGS GNIS Coordinates:  Latitude: 322426N  Longitude: 0950207W
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No pictures are available yet.

Bullard Cemetery
SW-31
Latitude:   N   32 08 09.2
Longitude: W 095 19 54.1
From Tyler, take Hwy69 south and go to the intersection of FM344. Turn right (west) and proceed through Bullard. The cemetery is located approximately 1/2 mile West of the center of the town on FM 344.

There are a few markers that are worn smooth and so remain unidentified. There are other graves that are marked with only a brick or stone.

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Bunkley Cemetery
(African-American)
NW-53
USGS GNIS Coordinates:  Latitude: 323236N  Longitude: 0953212W
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Burns Cemetery
NE-41
Latitude: N 32:22:39.1
Longitude: W 095:14:25.3
From Tyler, take the Old Longview Road (CR384). Go past Loop323 and proceed to intersection with CR380 (approx 2 miles), turn left (north) on CR380 and go to top of second hill (approx. 1/2 mile). The cemetery is approximately 25-30 yards inside the wood line to the right (east).

The map coordinates given are of the road at the woods entrance, as the site is heavily overgrown and coordinates could not be obtained under the tree cover.
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No pictures are available yet.

Butler Cemetery
NE-42
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No pictures are available yet.

Butler Cemetery
(African American)
SE-05
Latitude:  N  32:18:37.9
Longitude: W 095:00:20.8
This cemetery is east of Tyler and south of Hwy 31. It is located on CR26, approximately one-half mile east of the intersection with CR29 and 50 yards north of the road. There is a blue cemetery sign on the north side of CR26 at the entrance trail.
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Lawrence E. Oliver

Cemetery roadside sign
Entrance trail to cemetery
Cemetery right side
as seen from entrance trail
Cemetery left side
as seen from entrance trail

Carmel Cemetery
AKA "Carmel (White) Cemetery"
NW-08
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No pictures are available yet.

Carmel Cemetery
(African-American)
NW-09
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No pictures are available yet.

Castle Cemetery
NW-24
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Cathedral in The Pines Cemetery
Tyler, TX
SW-16
Latitude:  N  32:15:48.9
Longitude: W 095:18:28.3
This cemetery is inside the city of Tyler, Texas.  The address is 7825 S. Broadway Ave. It is located in the southern part of the city on South Broadway Avenue, which is the main north-south street in Tyler.
by
Lawrence E. Oliver

Cemetery roadside sign
Main cemetery sign with mausoleum in background
Cemetery View 1
by
Rod Carnahan
Duane R. & Anna M. Carnahan
section k garden of peace lot 284 and 285
Anna died 07-02-2002
(Photo 2)
John Patrick Carnahan
section k garden of peace lot 286

by Olin Hartley

Olin & Janet Vogel Hartley Olin & Janet Vogel Hartley
reverse side
Elsie Black Vines

 


Cemetery Point Cemetery
SE-64
Latitude: 32:14:12.4
Longitude: 095:06:56.3
From Tyler, take Hwy 64E to the bridge over Lake Tyler East. Proceed on Hwy64E to the intersection of CR230 and turn right (south). Proceed on CR230 for a distance of 2.66 miles. The cemetery is 0.655 mile on a bearing of 284 degrees true from CR230.

This cemetery apparently consists of a single marked, unnamed grave, facing east, and is on a tract of land as follows: land in the Wilson L. Parmer Survey, Abstract No. 767, 5-3/4 acres of land conveyed to E. H. Toncray by Henry Floore et ux by deed dated Nov. 25, 1896, recorded in Vol. 58, page 99, Deed Records of Smith County, Texas.

NOTE - Oct 26, 2004: The following information was provided by Charles Musselwhite of Whitehouse, Smith County, Texas. This information is from his family verbal history. There is no other verifying information on this data. **START PROVIDED INFO** There are actually 4 graves in the cemetery - only one was marked - it is believed that this is an African-American cemetery. If so, it might be the grave of a Thomas McKay, enumerated as a laborer with the family of Steven Christopher Columbus Musselwhite on the US Census, 1900: Smith Co. Tex, Pct 2, vol. 97, e.d. 99, sh. 22, line 1, Soundex. **END PROVIDED INFO**

by
Lawrence E. Oliver

Land map
showing location of cemetery
Funeral Home Grave Marker
name insert missing
Mrs. Teresa Goss
kneeling next to Funeral Home Grave Marker
Mrs. Goss pointing to what appears to be a metal marker indicating the
foot of the grave

Center Cemetery
NE-13
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No pictures are available yet.

Center Cemetery
(African-American)
NE-14
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No pictures are available yet.

Clear Springs Cemetery
(African-American)
NW-27
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No pictures are available yet.

Community Cemetery
(African-American)
AKA "Rucker Cemetery (A.A.)"

See Cemetery Listings: N - R under Rucker Cemetery (A.A.)

Crow Cemetery
(African-American)
SE-20
USGS GNIS Coordinates:  Latitude: 321140N  Longitude: 0951725W
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No pictures are available yet.

 

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