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Haunted Locations In Raymondville
Allen Cemetery, located on the map below near where Country Road 3200 and Brushy Creek Road meet, on the east side. The gravestone of Jodi Hamilton is rumored to be haunted. This is probably the most poorly documented haunting
I have on any of these pages, it might well be nothing more than local urban legend. This man is said to have committed several murders, but I can't find any of the names of his victims. He is said to have later been caught and hung. His body is reported to have been buried in Allen Cemetery. His gravestone is said to glow. I would like to hear from anyone familiar with this cemetery, the history of the area around Raymondville, or who has a personal story of actually witnessing this glowing grave, Please e-mail us with your story.
Below are letters from visitors familiar with the area.
As someone raised for over 40 years in Raymondville, I can tell you the
graveyard you are looking for is the Allen Cemetery. It is located approx. 1 mile south on highway 137, turn right on the gravel road. Its approx. 1 and a half
miles on the left side of the road. there is also a book that is the county library, that we read in the late 1960's in grade school about the murders of the family.
I think it was in the book of the history of Texas county. I do remember that
Mr Hamilton was a black man, and the family he was alleged to have killed was
a white family he worked for. There are also stories that in the area he killed the family along the piney river, you can hear the sound of wagon wheels clamoring along the rivers edge. I have been the the graveyard numerous times, but have never seen his grave glowing. I have heard stories over the decades, that his
grave appears to be rising out of the ground as the years go by. I do remember it being a very interesting story when I was younger, and I may research it more.
I am from around there and a good friend of mine lives in Raymondville. I have never experienced anything at the cemetery, but the whole town is quite spooky to me. Any of the houses Iíve been inside freak me out. It is just a very eerie place to be.
Greetings: I have lived in and around Raymondville, Missouri my whole life. The Jody Hamilton story is well documented in the Texas County Library or at least it used to be. Contrary to the reference of Mr. Hamilton as BLACK he was very white. Yes he did work for a family and yes he did murder them all including a baby. Which legend says you can hear crying near the creek where the family lived. Mr. Paul Cheek a former teacher at Houston, Missouri only a few miles from Raymondville gave his students each year a copy of the entire story. Mr. Cheek is now deceased but his work I am sure is available through his son or widow. As for Mr. Hamilton he was hung on the Texas County Court House lawn. There use to be a photo in the news paper archives on micro film years ago of this hanging. As for the Allen cemetery not haunted at all! Never has been I have spent many good times drinking a beer with my buddies there telling ghost stories as a teenager...As for the town of Raymondville being spooky, weird, strange etc...It's just like any other town no ghost, or spooks...Nothing of any paranormal significance at ALL!!! It does have an old mill, old laundry mat and a few very old houses. One even having been a funeral home Ooh spooky...I am the founder of Central Missouri Paranormal Research Group and I assure you there is nothing to either the town of Raymondville or the Allen cemetery being haunted at all..D S Central Missouri Paranormal Research Group