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Pyles Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas
LOCATION: Pyles Cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of the county between Unity and East Direct communities. It is in Block 13 of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993.
DIRECTIONS: In Paris, from the intersection of Loop 286 Northwest and FM 79, take FM 79 westerly for 14.8 miles to the intersection with a country lane on the right or north. There is a highway sign as well as the cemetery overhead sign on the highway. Take the country lane for 2/10 miles and you are in the cemetery.
GPS COORDINATES: 33° 46' 53.6160'' N, 95° 47' 0.8880'' W (33.78156 Latitude and -95.78358 Longitude)
OLDEST KNOWN BURIAL: The oldest inscribed grave is that of J. Moore who died 1 Jan 1871.
NUMBER OF GRAVES: There are 628 known graves in the cemetery including the 134 unknown graves which are mostly marked by wood stakes.(July 2017)
SIGNS/MARKERS: There is a state highway marker for the cemetery.

Historic Texas Cemetery: No    Texas Historical Commission Marker: No

LAST ENUMERATION: Mrs. Mildred Lee Kennedy Hopkins enumerated this cemetery on 2 Aug 1962. A copy of her enumeration was checked against the enumeration done by Debbie Anderson, Ron Brothers, Patricia Ferguson, Ruth Renfro and Roberta Woods in October 1991. Any discrepancies or additions between the two appear in these records
ADD'L INFORMATION: Mrs. Mildred Lee Kennedy Hopkins enumerated this cemetery on 2 Aug 1962 and it was published in Vol. #2. No. 3. (Fall 1966) of the Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society Quarterly [now out of print]. A copy of her enumeration was checked against the enumeration done by Debbie Anderson, Ron Brothers, Patricia Ferguson, Ruth Renfro and Roberta Woods in October 1991. Any discrepancies or additions between the two appear in these records.
PICTURE(S):

Photographs below courtesy of Lawrence and Sue Dale.

Pyles Cemetery

Pyles Cemetery


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