LOCATION: Reno Black Cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of the county. It is in Block 33 of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993. It is within the city limits of Reno, behind Dale's Transmission. Much of it is swampy and under water in tall grass and reeds. DIRECTIONS: From the traffic signal on Hwy 82, the intersection of Hwy 82 and Airport Road (or FM 1508)., Dales Transmission is very near the northwest corner of this intersection. Park and walk northward around the building for 161 yards (measurement taken from the north edge of Hwy 82). The cemetery is at the north end of the block of trees and is located just to the west of the 2 large storage buildings now in place. GPS COORDINATES: 33° 39' 52.9200'' N, 95° 27' 47.1600'' W
(33.66470 Latitude and -95.46310 Longitude)
OLDEST KNOWN BURIAL: The oldest known grave is that of Missouri Thomas who died 26 Feb 1888. NUMBER OF GRAVES: There are 26 known graves in the cemetery. (July 2017) SIGNS/MARKERS: There is not a state highway marker for the cemetery.
Historic Texas Cemetery: No Texas Historical Commission Marker: No
LAST ENUMERATION: Only four graves were identified by Butch and Betsy Mills and Carmen Burks in 1997. Marva Joe and a group cleaned the cemetery and found more markers. Lawrence and Sue Dale resurveyed the cemetery on 2 May 2014. ADD'L INFORMATION: The following persons are known to be buried here:
Richard Bills died 14 Jan 1934
?ussie Couch 28 Feb 1885 - 16 Sep 1940
A. T. Frazier ?? May ???? - ?? Ma? ??41
Missouri Thomas 15 Mar 1860 - 26 Feb 1888.
Boon, 18 Jun 1865 - 25 Jul 1887 (Ella Bray married J. M. Boone on 22 Nov 1885 in Lamar County, Texas Book 10 page 7)
Henson, Clara --- 22 Aug 1887 - 23 Apr 1888
Mosley, Frank --- abt 1815 - 17 Nov 1894
Several unmarked burials are also noted. Other records have been taken from death certificates.
Photograph below courtesy of Lawrence and Sue Dale.
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