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Pink Cemetery -  Washita  County, Oklahoma
 

Date: 9.21.2003

Cemetery: Pink Cemetery
Street: Rural Route  Sentinel, Ok. 73664 (Contact Lorena Brazil 580.393.4568)
City: Elk City, Ok. (from cemetery 3 and half west and 12 miles north.
County: Washita
State: Oklahoma
Nation: USA
Zip: Sentinel  73664  
Location: South of Highway 152 at Elk City junction 3 miles and then 3 and half miles east
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Type: Road-public
Location:  Rural
Terrain:  Level
Water source:  No
Features: Within cemetery is small fenced area with CLARK on fence.
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure:  None
Gate: None
Established: Unsure
Gravestones: Unknown
Oldest: 1918 is first one with proof other than just red rocks placed around
Newest:  William Samuel Clark in 1943
Removed:  Yes
Relocated:  No
Repairs:  No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: No
Association:  No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure 
Landscaping: No
Paths:  No
Trees:  No
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Roads:  No
Buildings:  No
Cement: Unsure
Granite: Yes
Native: Yes
Condition:  Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: No
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Unsure
Weather: Yes
Vandalized:  No
Report:  Yes       
Overgrowth:    
Overgrowth1:  Problem-Access
Overgrowth2:   
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing 
Ground Cover: Yes        
Vines:  Yes
Drainage:  Good
Problem1:   Encroachment
Problem2:   Apathy
Owner:  Unknown
Use:  Agricultural
Bordering:  Agricultural
Change:  Smaller
Reason: Agriculture
Visited:  Rarely
Archeology:  Unknown
Contacted: No one
Name: Carol Griffin
Email:  jimgrif@msn.com
Date:   09-21-03

Surnames:
Clark  baby Green reported to be outside of small fenced area.

Other information:
Cemetery visited by 85 year old woman on rare occasions.  Her family tries to clean small fenced area once a year.  She thinks the Sentinel school may be responsible for its upkeep as gets oil revenues from it but they have
refused she thinks.  Man named John Jarrell gave land for cemetery before
1908 and a Pink school and Pink church used to be located across the road
from cemetery.

Support:
Sentinel School District  Sentinel, Oklahoma 73664
Steve Finnell, County Commissioner, Cordell, Ok.  73632
Phil Kliewer, 100 E.7th Cordell, Ok. 73632
Bill Nichols Cordell Ok 73632 Shreds the weeds as can (older gentleman)
Lorena Brazil, Box 26, Sentinel, Ok.  580-393-4568 or 940-691-4180 is 85 and relative of Clark people buried there.  She recently got county commissioner to add water gap across the ditch so she could at least visit the graves.
 

Submitted by:

name:  Carol Griffin
E-mail:  jimgrif@msn.com

 

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