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Old West Cemetery
AKA: Old Town Cemetery
Spavinaw, Mayes County, Oklahoma

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This is the original cemetery for the town of Spavinaw. Most of the burials were moved in the 1920's due to the dam being built to create Spavinaw Lake as a water source for the City of Tulsa. The original town is underwater in the lake. The current town was moved about 1/4 of a mile to the southeast.
The area where the cemetery was is now a picnic area for lakegoers and fisherman. There are only 4 remaining graves. Three are known burials that are marked with headstones. There is also one unknown burial there that is not marked that is near the lightpole.
All burials that were moved from Old West Cemetery were moved to the current Spavinaw-Strang Cemetery. The only burials that were not moved wer those that the family did not give permission for the burials to be moved, or there was no known family to contact.
If you have family buried in the Old West Cemetery and have obits (with newspapers permission or an obit that you can write) or individual portraits or can write a short bio and would like to add your information to this website, contact the area coordinator for more information. You can also check out our How to Submit page.
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Note: Every effort has been made to transcribe this information accurately. These records MAY CONTAIN ERRORS. Any corrections and/or additions greatly appreciated. As with any genealogy information, this is a source and should be considered as such. It is up to the researcher to verify the accuracy.

THOMPSONClaud17 May 191919 Jun 1920Son of J.P. and B. ThompsonSee More
THOMPSONEvelyn11 Mar 185518 Mar 1921 See More
THOMPSONMaude Eliza18951923 See More
UNKNOWN   This grave is unmarked and is by the light pole right by the marked graves. 

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