photo by Darrell Colson
Legal records in the
Collingsworth County Courthouse: Located one half
mile north of Dodson, Texas, 4 acres of N.E.
corner of Section 40--Block 10H & G GN R.W.
Company survey, Volume 40 page 220, dated
11-2-1921, deeded from Eula and Elmore Dodson for
the sum of one Dollar and no cents, belonging to
Dodson Cemetery Assoication and Heirs and Assigns
forever and do hereby bind our Heirs, Executors,
Administrators to warrant and forever defend all
and singular premises.
Trustees: E.H. Dodson, James
Scott, and J.M. Downs.
Two acres adjacent to original
Dodson Cemetery on the south side, located
Section 40-Block 10, sold to Dodson Cemetery
Association for the sum of Three hundred dollars
by E.H. and Eula Dodson, Vol 24, page 1, dated
Trustees: J.C. Howell, Duard
Scott, and Floyd Teutsch.
Other items of Historical
The first person buried in Dodson
Cemetery was Frances R. Scott Burke, Mrs. Eula
Dodson's sister, who died February 28, 1920. the
cemetery association keeps a complete record of
each person buried, even if their names are
unknown, their lots are listed. The map and these
records are kept by the Secretary, Mr. Howard
Hunt. This association keeps the property in
excellent condition. They now have a
"Perpetual Care Fund" and a
Mrs. Frances J. Martin,
Corresponding Secretary, Dodson Cemetery
The following material was
donated by the compilers, Mrs. Frances J. Martin
and Mrs. Mary Alice Birden, who live in
Collingsworth County at Dodson, Texas but are
members of the One Meridian Chapter, National
Society Daughters of the American Revolution of
Hollis, Oklahoma. They were also kind enough to
supply the plot number of each person and the
names of some of the persons buried in unmarked
In the Old Section, each row
reverses direction, beginning at the NE corner.
In the New Section, all rows run from north to
south, beginning at the NE corner. The two acres
were added in 1953. The Flag Pole is at Row 1.Our
thanks to Jeanette Moore, Dodson Postmistress,
for providing the information to the compilers
and updating the computer information.