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Mt. Sylvan Cemetery, Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas

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Mt. Sylvan Cemetery
Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas

Date: February 21, 2001

Cemetery: It is either called Mt. Sylvan, Glover or Red Rock
Established: 1800's
Street: off of Old Tyler Hwy (2767)
City: Kilgore approximately 10 miles
County: Gregg
State: Texas
Nation: USA
Nearby: Hwy 31 and 2767.
Reached by: Public road
Location: Rural woods
Land: Flat
Water: No
Sign: No
Land Type: Public
Access: Open
Surrounded by: Fence
Gate: Locks
Status: Active
Size: Medium
Unmarked graves: Yes
Gravestones: approximately 40
Broken gravestones: Yes
Toppled gravestones: Yes
Buried gravestones: Unsure
Removed Gravestones: Unknown
Weather problems: No
Pollution problems: No
Oldest grave: 1800's
Newest grave: 1999
Records: Unsure
Inventory: No
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: No
VA1: Overturned gravestones
VA2: Broken gravestones
Vegetation: None
Drainage: Good
Other Problem's:
Access denied
Work Status: No work started as of yet
Owner: Cemetery
Bordering: Residential
Change: Same
Visited: Frequently
Previous contacts: Dr. Norman Black (Historical Society-Longview, Texas) Roby Whitaker who has family buried there has done much research on the ownership of the road leading to the cemetery and found that the people living on the road have no rights to it at all. I do not know where he lives but his phone number is 903/938-6822

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The problem is the dirt road leading to the cemetery. At the end of the road adjoining the cemetery is what is known as a "crack house". People live there and there is much traffic in and out. The other people living on the road resent the amount of traffic and one of them used a bull dozer to create very large holes in the road as well as pushing a large tree trunk and put an old car on its side right next to the cemetery. The whole thing is a terrible eye sore to the cemetery which was there way before these hoodlums moved in. People are afraid to visit the cemetery because of the road condition and are afraid of the occupants of the "crack house". The law closed down the house a few years ago, but it is once again active and they won't do anything about it. As I understand it, my deceased husbands great grandparents donated the land to be used as a cemetery back in the early 1800s. All I am asking for is a marker on hwy 2767 stating "Glover-Mt.Sylvan Cemetery"

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name: Ms. Pat Glover
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