Old Indian Cemetery
Murray County, Oklahoma
Sec 18, T1S, R3E
Contributed by Dennis Muncrief, Dec 06, 2001 [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Total records = 2.
This old burial ground was a local cemetery used by the Chickasaw and
Choctaw Indians that live in the area on Guy Sandy Creek south and west
of Sulphur. The exact location is not know now as the area has been taken
by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Arbuckle Lake area. The
cemetery was located in Section 18, T1S, R3E. The cemetery was moved during
the construction of the lake.
I have visited with several people who had relatives buried in this
small cemetery. It was related that the interred were moved to Greenhill
Cemetery in Davis, Sandy Baptist Church Cemetery, or Oaklawn Cemetery
in Sulphur. The choice of the cemetery was left to the family of the
interred. The move occurred during the building of the lake between
It should be noted that the interred who did have monuments will
be listed in their new respective cemetery registry they were moved
to, but there will be no way of knowing who they were. No one that
I visited knew of any other name for the cemetery other than that
Several efforts have been made to find records of this cemetery from
the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, Corps of Engineers
and the Bureau of Reclamation. None of these agencies seem to have any
record that a cemetery was ever there or that one was moved during the
construction of the lake.
It was related to me that many of the interred were not moved since
their graves were not marked or their markers had deteriorated over
time. Those who were known to be buried there but not listed elsewhere
- Dennis Muncrief
Gilbert, Cyrus, no dates
Gilbert, Lucy Alexander, no dates
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