LOCATION: Baptist Black Cemetery is located between Center St. and Loop 286 in Block 32 of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993. It would be in Block 149 of the same map for the city. It is believed that Greenwood Cemetery is another name for Baptist Black as headstones have been found in the same area as Baptist Black for persons listing Greenwood as the cemetery on their death certificate. DIRECTIONS: The cemetery is located in the woods behind the Huhtamaki plant. A road to the cemetery is in planning. GPS COORDINATES: GPS coordinates are not available yet. OLDEST KNOWN BURIAL: The oldest known grave is that of Arzellis Cuerueton who died 6 Jun 1901. There is an Anarchy Adams that is presumed to have been buried in Greenwood because her husband is buried there. She died 5 Oct 1899. NUMBER OF GRAVES: There are 126 known burials in this cemetery. However, there are also 115 known burials listed in Greenwood cemetery.(July 2017) SIGNS/MARKERS: There is no sign for the cemetery.
Records concerning burials in what is known as Baptist Black Cemetery were found mostly in the Rodgers and Wade Funeral Records and in the Texas Death Records. Some death certificates reference this cemetery as Greenwood. This cemetery has not yet been enumerated as it is heavily overgrown and almost impassable. Plans are being made to restore this cemetery. Contact Betsy Mills for more information.
LAST ENUMERATION: Some headstones have been found and recorded when visiting the cemetery in 2016. ADD'L INFORMATION: Photographs / Blog for the Cemetery PICTURE(S):
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