LOCATION: Caviness Cemebery is located in the northwest quadrant of the county off Farm Road 1499. It is in Block 15 of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993. DIRECTIONS: In Paris at the intersection on Loop 286 North and Hwy 271 North take Hwy 271 north for 3.5 miles to the intersection with FM 1499, Take FM 1499 westerly for 6.8 miles to the intersection with CR 34665. Take CR 34665 north for 2/10 miles until it ends. There are three houses on the road, go to the brick house and enter the pasture through a gate. The old road to the cemetery follows the fence line. The cemetery is due north and meandering for another 5/10 mile and is hidden by a grove of trees. GPS COORDINATES: 33° 46' 15.4194" N, -95° 38' 46.896" W.
(33.77095 Latitude and -95.64636 Longitude)
OLDEST KNOWN BURIAL: The oldest inscribed grave is that of Charles K. Buster, who died 8 Nov 1832. NUMBER OF GRAVES: There are 117 known graves in the cemetery. (July 2017) SIGNS/MARKERS: There is not a state highway marker for the cemetery. LAST ENUMERATION: The cemetery was recorded in April 1992, by Clyde and Patsy Shannon Daniels. ADD'L INFORMATION: According to the Texas State Historical Association, Caviness had a post office from 1895 until sometime after 1930. The post office was originally to be named Sidney after early settler Sidney Caviness, but to avoid duplicating another office's name, Caviness was substituted. In 1896 the settlement's population was recorded as fifteen. By 1914 the number of residents had risen to forty, and the community had a cotton gin and two general stores. In the 1930s the town had a population of fifty, a school, a church, a cemetery, a factory, at least one other business, and scattered dwellings on a graded and drained metal surface road. PICTURE(S):
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