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Near Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cementerio Loma de la Cruz

(Hill of the Cross Cemetery)

 
 
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By Jenn Wintermantel, April 13, 2019
1. Cementerio Loma de la Cruz Marker
Inscription.  

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.)
 
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 from 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mason-Foster House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Roy Bean, C. S. A.
Cementerio Loma de la Cruz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, April 13, 2019
2. Cementerio Loma de la Cruz Marker
Marker is just behind the entrance gates
(approx. one mile away); Old Perry Building (approx. one mile away); Seminole-Negro Scouts (approx. one mile away); The Cassinelli Gin House (approx. one mile away); John Taini (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Camp Hudson, C.S.A. (approx. 1.3 miles 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.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
Cementerio Loma de la Cruz image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, April 13, 2019
3. Cementerio Loma de la Cruz
Inside the cemetery
La Cruz image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, April 13, 2019
4. La Cruz
The cross on the top of the hill near the cemetery
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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