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Cotulla in La Salle County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cotulla Cemetery

 
 
Cotulla Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 29, 2022
1. Cotulla Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Land for this cemetery was first given by Joseph Cotulla, the town's founding father. The earliest marked grave is dated 1882. Numerous graves bear the date 1886. When smallpox struck La Salle County, many community leaders, including Joseph Cotulla, and the Rev. V.E. Covey, early Texas educator, are buried here. The cemetery was originally divided into Mexican and Anglo-American sections. In 1941 six acres of land were added to the first site. Under the care of the Cotulla Cemetery Association since 1915, this is the chief burial ground in La Salle County.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8126.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesHispanic Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 28° 26.429′ N, 99° 14.564′ W. Marker is in Cotulla, Texas, in La Salle County. Marker is at the intersection of North Leonard Avenue (Farm to Market Road 468) and Medina Street, on the left when traveling east on North Leonard Avenue. The marker is located at
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the western entrance to the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cotulla TX 78014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capt. Jasper N. Daniel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Amanda Burks School (approx. 0.3 miles away); The First United Methodist Church of Cotulla (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); La Salle County (approx. half a mile away); Cotulla City Park (approx. half a mile away); La Salle County Veterans (approx. half a mile away); La Salle County's First Artesian Well (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cotulla.
 
Also see . . .  Cotulla, Texas. Wikipedia
Immigrant Joseph Cotulla, who was reared in Silesia, then a part of Prussia, migrated to the United States in the 1850s. He joined the Union Army in Brownsville, Texas. He lived in Atascosa County, but arrived in La Salle County in 1868[7] to establish what became a large ranching operation. After learning that the International-Great Northern Railroad intended to lay tracks in La Salle County, he worked to establish the town that bears his name.
(Submitted on July 30, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Cotulla Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 29, 2022
2. Cotulla Cemetery Marker
The Cotulla Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 29, 2022
3. The Cotulla Cemetery and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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