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Home Texas Val-verde County Del Rio Cementerio Loma De La Cruz (Hill of the Cross Cemetery)

Cementerio Loma De La Cruz (Hill of the Cross Cemetery)

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Noriega St., W of Del Rio, Del Rio, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 20' 39.99714", -100° 53' 0.02472"
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    Early land developer Paula Losoya Taylor Rivers (ca. 1830-1902) realized that the people of Del Rio's Mexican Colony had no official cemetery in which to bury their dead. She donated four acres to be designated as a cemetery in 1884. Also buried here are three former U. S. Army Indian Scouts and the Rev. Ramon V. Palomares, first pastor of Del Rio's Mexican American Methodist Church. A cross placed at the top of a hill gave the cemetery its name. The last burial here took place in 1933. A cemetery association restored and maintains the graveyard. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Cementerio Loma De La Cruz (Hill of the Cross Cemetery) Historical Marker Location Map, Del Rio, Texas

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