HENDRIX, OKLAHOMA

Founded in the 1800's

Our Story

During the 1800's this cemetery was known as Betsy and Bloomfield Black Cemetery. In a grove of trees in the back portion of a pasture not far from Hendrix and Achille, Okla., lies one of the oldest black cemeteries in Bryan County. More than 500 graves are contained in the overgrown, weed patch in the middle of a pasture. In the early days of the cemetery some concrete blocks and plain stones with no marking on them marked many of the graves. Some of the tombstones are unreadable, broken or no longer found.

Grave markers dated as early as the 1800’s suggest that more than 100 years have elapsed since the donation of what is now known as Bloomfield Cemetery, located in Hendrix Okla.  The Jefflo family and community members support donation of land by Willie Jefflo Sr. Regrettably, there are no documents found to support donation, name, or existence of the Cemetery.  However, a Certificate of Death for Willie Jefflo Sr.,   (dated 04/06/1996) listed the burial site as Betsy Cemetery.   

Research ongoing.

Submitted by:  Wanda McCoy, 2014