Old Deport Black Cemetery, Lamar County, TX

Immediately north of the Old Deport Cemetery is the Old Deport Black Cemetery. This cemetery was used by the local Afro-American residents and was abandoned by the late 1950's. It is now only a remembrance as there are only three known markers in place in the cemetery. From the entrance gate of Old Deport Cemetery, look north and you will see a stand of brushy trees north of the cemetery. In this area is what remains of the old site and no grave mounds can now be seen. This information (above) is from Mike Francis, Mayor of Deport, a resident of Deport all his life. Lawrence and Sue Dale visited this cemetery on 7 Mar 2014 and found three headstones. GPS coordinates are 33° 31' 16.9314" N, -95° 19' 4.7994" W (33.52137 Latitude and -95.31800 Longitude).

 

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