New Bethel / Newbether Cemetery, Lamar County, TX

New Bethel (or Newbether Cemetery) is a Black cemetery about 10 miles north from the Loop 286. It is on County Road 43200 in Block 25 of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993. The cemetery is about one mile south of Long Cemetery. It is on the left side of the road.

There are many unmarked graves and the cemetery is run down but kept mowed. There are probably more than 100 graves. There are many ground depressions, stones, and stakes that went unrecorded because they were too scattered and could not be identified next to another grave. The oldest inscribed grave is that of John Kendrick who died 4 Jul 1916. The cemetery was recorded by Ron Brothers 10 Nov 1991. There were 47 identifiable graves recorded.

 

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