LOCATION: Restland Cemetery is located in the Cunningham community in the southeast quadrant of the county. It is in Block 64 of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993. Because there are two cemeteries in the county named Restland, entries for this cemetery in these records are recorded as Restland Cunningham in the cemetery field. DIRECTIONS: The cemetery is about 7 miles south of Deport off of Farm Market Road 196. Turn south on the next road east of CR 16350. GPS COORDINATES: 33° 25' 27" N, -95° 21' 2" W
(33.4242768 Latitude and -95.350783 Longitude)
OLDEST KNOWN BURIAL: The oldest inscribed grave is that of Annie May Claypool who was buried 21 Apr 1915. NUMBER OF GRAVES: There are 481 known graves in the cemetery. (July 2017) SIGNS/MARKERS: There is a state highway marker for the cemetery.
Historic Texas Cemetery: No Texas Historical Commission Marker: No
LAST ENUMERATION: Original interment records were provided by Marie Watson of Deport on 12 Sep 1992. Using those records the cemetery was fully recorded in November 1992 by Ron Brothers. ADD'L INFORMATION: Other information provided by Marie Watson is as follows: 'The land... was given by S. A. Cunningham in 1915. The deed.. was made on June 30, 1936 and is on record at the county courthouse. The cemetery is divided into 4 sections. Section B is to the left as you enter the south gate and Section A is east of section B. Section C is to the right as you enter the south gate and section D is east of Section C.' PICTURE(S):
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