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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz
 
Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
1. Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz Marker
 
Inscription. Tradition holds that a family passing through the area in 1912 buried a child, Maria de la Luz, at this site. In August of that year, A. Donley, A.C. Rodriguez and S. Galvan bought the land for use as a Mexican cemetery. In the 1940s, a fire set to eliminate tall grass at the site burned many of the wooden markers and crosses denoting gravesites. Additional markers were lost during adjacent development in the 1970s, and the city of Austin eventually grew around the once rural property. Today, the burial ground is a link to the history of the area's Hispanic community and to those buried here.
 
Erected 2004 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13210.)
 
Location. 30° 11.195′ N, 97° 46.772′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Circle S Road near Corral Lane, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7200 Circle S Road, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boggy Creek Masonic Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Onion Creek Lodge 220, A.F. & A.M. (approx. ¾ mile away); The Original Skyline Club Sign (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Magruder, C.S.A (approx. 2.9 miles away); Doyle Farm (approx. 3 miles away); Santiago Del Valle Grant (approx. 3.3 miles away); Saint Edward’s University Main Building (approx. 3.3 miles away); Approximate Site Reached By the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre Expedition (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Photo of marker in context Photo, Click for full size
By Richard Denney, October 5, 2013
2. Photo of marker in context
 
 
Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz Photo, Click for full size
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
3. Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz
Marker is located behind the left gate column.
 
 
Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Salina Mata, September 2, 2014
4. Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz Marker
 
 
Panorama of Cementerio Photo, Click for full size
By Richard Denney
5. Panorama of Cementerio
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,396 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on October 7, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3. submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   4. submitted on October 27, 2014, by Salina Mata of Austin, Texas.   5. submitted on October 7, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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