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Haynes Family Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas
LOCATION: Haynes Family (Reid) Cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of the county, in the Razor community. It is in Block 7 of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993.
DIRECTIONS: In Paris, at the intersection of Loop 286 North and Hwy 271 North, take Hwy 271 north for 12.8 miles to the intersection with FM 197 in Arthur City. Take FM 197 westerly for 7.0 miles to the intersection with Razor Road. Take Razor (CR 36550) road northwesterly for 1.6 miles. The cemetery is on the left thru a locked gate 100 yards south. (GPS 33.88227 and 95.63909 on the road — STOP — cemetery is on the left southwest of this intersection.)
GPS COORDINATES: 33° 52' 53.3634" N, -95° 38' 17.232" W.
(33.88149 Latitude and -95.63812 Longitude)
OLDEST KNOWN BURIAL: The oldest inscribed grave is that of Sallie E. Colbert (Sarah Elizabeth Haynes Colbert) who died 22 May 1884.
NUMBER OF GRAVES: There are 17 known graves in the cemetery. (July 2017)
SIGNS/MARKERS: There are no road markers pointing out its location.
LAST ENUMERATION: Ruth Renfro and Roberta Woods recorded the cemetery for their book CHICOTA, TEXAS 1835_1985, Henry Publishing, Paris, 1986. It was also recorded by Eddie Hicks Haynes in October, 1960.
ADD'L INFORMATION: The 1989 General Highway Map of Lamar County, revised to May 1, 1992, incorrectly refers to this cemetery as Reid Cemetery. It covers an area of about fifty feet by fifty feet square. From the records of Elizabeth Booth: "Judge Tom Beauchamp, on purchasing the farm from the heirs of the Haynes estate, offered to deed the small burying ground back to the family if they agreed to build a chain link fence about the area. The fence is erect today (1970) and stands as straight as a sentinel on guard."
PICTURE(S):

Photograph provided courtesy of Lawrence and Sue Dale.

Haynes Family Cemetery


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