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Weslaco in Hidalgo County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Weslaco City Cemetery

 
 
Weslaco City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 24, 2021
1. Weslaco City Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

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.
 
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
The Weslaco City Cemetery Marker is located in front of the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 24, 2021
2. The Weslaco City Cemetery Marker is located in front of the cemetery
Street. The marker is located at the entrance to the Weslaco City Cemetery. 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. First Baptist Church of Weslaco (approx. 0.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texsun Corporation (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Weslaco City Hall (approx. half a mile away); Weslaco (approx. half a mile away); Cortez Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weslaco.
 
Entrance to Weslaco City Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 24, 2021
3. Entrance to Weslaco City Cemetery
 
 
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 39 times since then. 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.
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