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Near Aransas Pass in Aransas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cementerio San Antonio de Padua

 
 
Cementerio San Antonio de Padua Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 20, 2012
1. Cementerio San Antonio de Padua Marker
Inscription. According to local lore, George Lewis (1859–1895) donated one-half acre of land at this site to the Hispanic citizens of the area for use as a cemetery, provided that he be buried in the center of the land. Handmade stones indicate burials dating from the 19th century; the first recorded deed was signed in 1933. Years of wind and rain have rendered many stones illegible. A number of children who died in an influenza epidemic in 1940 and many veterans of U.S. and international conflicts are interred here. A statue of San Antonio holding a child, crafted in Mexico, was brought across the border by the local priest for placement in an open chapel on the cemetery grounds. It is revered by the families of those interred here.
 
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11686.)
 
Location. 27° 56.215′ N, 97° 7.331′ W. Marker is near Aransas Pass, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker can be reached from Cemetery Road 0.1 miles west of Business State Highway 35. Touch for map. Marker is located in the center of the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Aransas Pass TX 78336, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Bay Hunting and Fishing Club
Cementerio San Antonio de Padua image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 20, 2012
2. Cementerio San Antonio de Padua
(approx. 5.6 miles away); Site of Heldenfels Shipyard (approx. 6 miles away); The Hagarís Rockport Cottages (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Cedars (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Old Beach Road (approx. 6.9 miles away); Mathis House (approx. 7.1 miles away); Baylor-Norvell House (approx. 7.1 miles away); Moore House (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesHispanic Americans
 
Turn from Business Highway 35 onto Cemetery Road image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 20, 2012
3. Turn from Business Highway 35 onto Cemetery Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2012. This page has been viewed 772 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 20, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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