Weslaco in Hidalgo County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Weslaco City Cemetery
The City of Weslaco, named for the W.E. Stewart Land Company, was founded in December 1919. In 1921, the city established a cemetery here, outside the original townsite. The first grave is that of Reuben W. Warren (d. 1921). Also buried here are Weslaco city founders Edmond Cooper Couch (1876-1944) and Robert Lee Reeves (1871-1938). H.E. Bennett platted the burial ground in 1922, and he platted an addition in 1926. Throughout the cemetery, grave markers indicate military service and fraternal organization membership. The City of Weslaco maintains the burial ground of more than 6,000 gravesites.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2003
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16644.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
Location. 26° 8.997′ N, 97° 59.298′ W. Marker is in Weslaco, Texas, in Hidalgo County. Marker is at the intersection of East 11th Street and East 10th Street, on the right when traveling north on East 11th Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weslaco TX 78596, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Skaggs House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Weslaco (approx. 0.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Christian Church of Weslaco (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texsun Corporation (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Weslaco City Hall (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weslaco.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 29, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.