Near Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Cementerio Loma de la Cruz
(Hill of the Cross Cemetery)
Early land developer Paula Losoya Taylor Rivers (ca. 1830-1902) realized that the people of Del Rio's Mexican Colony had no official cemetery in which to bury their dead. She donated four acres to be designated as a cemetery in 1884. Also buried here are three former U. S. Army Indian Scouts and the Rev. Ramon V. Palomares, first pastor of Del Rio's Mexican American Methodist Church. A cross placed at the top of a hill gave the cemetery its name. The last burial here took place in 1933. A cemetery association restored and maintains the graveyard. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 777.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
Location. 29° 20.691′ N, 100° 52.999′ W. Marker is near Del Rio, Texas, in Val Verde County. Marker can be reached from Arteaga Street, 0.3 miles Juanita Street. Also known as: Old San Felipe Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Del Rio TX 78840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Val Verde Winery (approx. Ύ mile away); Mason-Foster House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Santos S. Garza (approx. 0.8 miles away); Taylor-Rivers House (approx. 0.9 miles away); San Felipe High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); San Felipe Independent School District (approx. 0.9 miles away); Brown Plaza (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Perry Building (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Del Rio.
Also see . . . Cementerio Loma de la Cruz Cemetery at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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