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Hebrew Cemetery

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Brownsville, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 25° 54' 30.09054999996", -97° 30' 1.95734000016"
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    Jewish settlers came to the Brownsville/Matamoros area in the mid-1840's. In 1868 one half acre of land next to the city cemetery was purchased by the Hebrew Benevolent society from Charles Stillman for $1. Victims of an 1858 yellow fever epidemic, who were originally buried in the city cemetery, were later reinterred here. This was the only Jewish burial ground to serve the lower Texas Valley and Matamoros until 1950. Among the many civic and business leaders buried here are immigrants from Europe and Veterans from every American War since 1845.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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