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Floresville in Wilson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cemetery of Canary Islanders

 
 
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By Richard Denney, September 22, 2014
1. Cemetery of Canary Islanders Marker
Inscription.  
Predates church built 1732 by colonists who arrived 1731, led by Juan Leal Goras. They farmed and raised stock. Their villa, San Fernando, was first municipality in Texas.

Among unmarked graves is that of flamboyant Dona Maria Cavillo.

Site now county-owned.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1967

 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 701.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesHispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 8.868′ N, 98° 9.558′ W. Marker is in Floresville, Texas, in Wilson County. Marker is at the intersection of 10th Street (U.S. 181) and Plum Street, on the right when traveling north on 10th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 710 10th Street, Floresville TX 78114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Floresville United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Floresville (approx.
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By Richard Denney, September 22, 2014
2. Cemetery of Canary Islanders Marker
Cemetery is behind and to the left of Auto Zone in this photo.
0.9 miles away); Site of Old Town: Lodi (approx. 0.9 miles away); White House Café and Saloon (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wilson County Jail (approx. one mile away); Captain Will Wright (approx. one mile away); Wilson County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); The Flores de Abrego Family and Floresville (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Floresville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Dona (Dońa) Maria Cavillo referenced on the marker (also known as Dona Maria del Carmen) managed the ranch that was located at the former site known as Mision de las Cabras.
 
Also see . . .  Carmen Calvillo. Article about Carmen Calvillo, referenced on marker, The Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on September 24, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Additional comments.
1.
Dona Maria Cavillo referenced on the marker is variously referred to as Maria del Carmen Calvillo (Calvillo vs. Cavillo on marker), and Dona Maria del Carmen. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor
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By Richard Denney
3. Cemetery of Canary Islanders
   
    — Submitted September 24, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.
 
 
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