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Cedar Hill Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas
LOCATION: Cedar Hill Cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of the county, within the city limits of Paris. . It is in Block 164 in the city of Paris of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993.
DIRECTIONS: This burial ground lies about 100 yards north of the intersection of Graham St. and 36th NW. It may be easier to access from 34th NW which is the gravel road on the west side of Travis School. Headstones are scattered all through the woods. The actual cemetery is closer to Campbell Street.
GPS COORDINATES: 33° 39' 55.38 N, 95° 35' 48.49 W
(33.66538333 Latitude and -95.5968028 Longitude)
OLDEST KNOWN BURIAL: The oldest inscribed stone in the cemetery is that of Maggie Burnett who died 27 Nov. 188?.
NUMBER OF GRAVES: There are 62 known graves in the cemetery, but there are many many more unknowns. (July 2017)
SIGNS/MARKERS: There is not a sign for the cemetery.
LAST ENUMERATION: This cemetery was recorded by Elizabeth House and Betsy Mills on 8 May 1992.
ADD'L INFORMATION: The name of the cemetery comes from the records of Elizabeth Booth who recorded the cemetery on Feb. 2, 1973.

THE LAMAR COUNTY ECHO, Jan. 15, 1981: "(Picture Caption) Forgotten Cemetery- Chester Martindale, area Boy Scout executive, walks through the fallen tombstones of an abandoned cemetery west of Travis Middle School and adjacent to Boy Scout property in west Paris. Some believe that the cemetery, which contains graves now over 100 years old, is name Cedar Hill. Lamar County Historian Elizabeth Booth said a representative of the U.S. Department of the Interior told her that his records indicated the cemetery was called Cedar Hill, but that she has no local records to confirm the name. The most recent tombstone shows that the person died in 1954. The cemetery, almost inaccessible by car, is now covered with brush and many grave markers have been damaged.

"There is a drainage ditch that can be followed until it joins an old path. Mrs. Booth stated there were 8 Funeral Home markers that were unreadable at the time of her recording, which are not included in this compilation. The cemetery is in very bad condition. The stones are broken and scattered.

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Cedar Hill


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