Clarksville in Red River County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This burial site was first used in the 1830s for the family of James Clark, the founder of Clarksville, who is interred here. The earliest grave is that of his father Benjamin Clark, a veteran of the American Revolution. Other graves include those of Albert Hamilton Latimer, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, the noted Texas journalist Col. Charles DeMorse and the Rev. John Anderson, a pioneer area preacher and educator. Known for many years as the Baptist Cemetery, the Clarksville Cemetery serves as a reminder of the town's early settlers and civic leaders.
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10870.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 33° 36.539′ N, 95° 3.247′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Texas, in Red River County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street and Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 West Washington Street, Clarksville TX 75426, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Page's Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); David Gouverneur Burnet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stagecoach Stand, C. S. A. (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rev. William Stevenson (approx. ¼ mile away); Members of Confederate Congresses (approx. 0.3 miles away); Five Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Red River County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Red River County Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
Also see . . . The Clarksville Cemetery - Red River Chamber of Commerce. (Submitted on August 14, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.