Sessions Cemetery

Freestone County, Cemeteries of Texas

Submitted by Jimmy Epperson

Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop


Directions: In Kirvin at the intersection of FM 80 and CR 1080.

 Historical Marker

 This cemetery is the largest of three slave graveyards which local tradition indicates were established in the area in the early 1850’s. It was named for delegate to Texas’ Constitutional Convention of 1875 and prominent local citizen Gustavus Adolphus (G.A.) Sessions (1827-1902), who donated the land. The oldest burial here is believed to be that of Anderson Carter, who died in the 1850’s. The cemetery is closely associated with the nearby Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church and contains the gravesites of many notable former area slaves and their descendants.