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

Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery

 
 
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By James Hulse, January 24, 2021
1. Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery Marker
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The town of Mercedes was platted by the Capisallo Town and Improvement Company in 1907. The Oblate Provincial Council in Austin requested that the company provide a site for a Catholic church, and Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church was dedicated in February 1909. In December of that year, Carmen Nava Garza was the first to be interred on this site in a marked grave. The Capisallo Company gave four acres including this site to the Brownsville Diocese in 1910, and the cemetery was named for the parish church. Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery served those who were not buried on private ranches outside Mercedes. With more than 2,341 marked and 56 unmarked sites, the cemetery continues to serve Mercedes.
 
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11677.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1909.
 
Location. 26° 9.347′ N, 97° 55.53′ W. Marker is in Mercedes, Texas, in Hidalgo County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Anacuitas Street and
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By James Hulse, January 24, 2021
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Levee Road. The marker is located at the center of the Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mercedes TX 78570, 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. Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Hidalgo County Bank and Trust Company (approx. 0.9 miles away); The American Rio Grande Land and Irrigation System (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mercedes City Hall (approx. one mile away); Dr. Héctor P. García (approx. one mile away); Temple Beth Israel (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercedes.
 
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By James Hulse, January 24, 2021
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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