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Solis in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

La Feria Cemetery

 
 
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By James Hulse, January 27, 2021
1. La Feria Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

This community graveyard dates to 1917, when Bernt Anderson deeded land for that purpose. The first recorded burials in the cemetery were of two children: Valda Wessels (1918-1920) and Harry P. McNeil, Jr. (1919-1921). A plot in the northwest corner of the cemetery is known as "Babyland" and contains the unmarked graves of several children. Also interred here are community leaders and veterans of the Spanish American War, World War I, and World War II. Some families have buried several generations in the quiet graveyard.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2994.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 26° 9.641′ N, 97° 50.427′ W. Marker is in Solis, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker is on Memorial Drive (County Highway 814) 0.2 miles west of Rabb Road, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located at the entrance to the La Feria Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Feria TX 78559, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the
La Feria Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 27, 2021
2. La Feria Cemetery and Marker
crow flies. Solis Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of La Feria (approx. one mile away); Site of First Bank in La Feria (approx. one mile away); Town of La Feria (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Mercedes (approx. 4.4 miles away); The American Rio Grande Land and Irrigation System (approx. 4½ miles away); Dr. Héctor P. García (approx. 4½ miles away); Mercedes City Hall (approx. 4½ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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