Starr County Cemeteries

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New Link to map that David will be updating - posted 23 Jan 2012


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Name Road City or Town Location Off Site Links
Agua Dulce Loma Blanca Road Las Escobas

26.41.02.100 N

98.58.02.000 W

Directions to cemetery: from intersection of US83 and Fm 2098 (southeast of Falcon State Recreation Area), travel north on US83 2.6 miles; turn right/northwest on Loma Blanca Road, travel north 16.5 miles; turn right/east onto access road (dirt); cemetery is 100 meters east.
Alcazar Graves 135 Old US Hwy 83 west Rio Grande City

26.22.34.901 N

98.50.09.433 W  
Driving Directions: From US 83 in Rio Grande City, go 0.3 mile southwest on Old US HWY 83 west. Cemetery is on left (southeast) side of road beside house at 135 Old US HWY 83 W. This cemetery is highly endangered. It is not a map feature, and it is located on private property. The cemetery consists of two graves that are marked with locally cast concrete slabs. There are no inscriptions or dates. The graves are not fenced, and the markers have been damaged.
Arturo de la Garza Family   El Remolino Rd, US 83 Rosita, Roma

26.23.28.731 N

98.54.28.416 W  
Driving Directions: From US 83/FM 3167 junction in Rio Grande City, go 3.2 miles west on US 83. Turn right onto El Remolino Rd. and go 0.3 mile north. Cemetery is in field, approx. 407 ft. east of road. This is a well maintained, fully fenced, active cemetery. It is not a map feature, and there are no cemetery signs posted. The cemetery is located on private property and is not accessible to the public. The cemetery has a unique memorial marker dedicated to Garza Family ancestors. There is also a unique Stone carving of an angel and Jesus Christ adorning one marble grave marker.
Buena Vista  Loma Blanca Rd, San Roman Rd  Las Escobas

26.42.35.505 N

98.57.08.120 W

Driving Directions: From intersection of US 83 and FM 650 (southwest of Falcon State Recreation Area), travel north on US 83 2.6 miles; turn right at Loma Blanca Rd. and go approx. 18.3 miles northwest (1.6 miles north of Una de Gato Rd.). Turn right at gate (a cemetery sign is posted on gate) just before cattle guard and go 0.2 mile east. At fork, turn right and go 0.1 mile to cemetery. The cemetery is highly endangered. It is a map feature, but it is located in a remote area on private property. The cemetery is fully fenced, but not maintained. There is a cemetery sign with contact information posted on gate at Loma Blanca Rd. There are at least seven marked graves and possibly some unmarked graves. Cemetery features include locally cast concrete, formal marble, hand-wrought Steel, and a homemade pipe markers. One grave is enclosed with a combination wood and woven wire fence, which is dilapidated

Cantu  Cantu Mission St, Laureles St  La Grulla

26.16.09.121 N

98.39.18.464 W

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Driving Directions: From US 83 in Alto Bonito, go 2.6 miles south on FM 2360 to very end of road in La Grulla. Turn right onto W. PVT Lazaro Solis St. and go 0.6 miles northwest to intersection with Mission St. Turn left onto Mission St. and go 0.1 mile south. Cemetery is on right (west) side of road. It is adjacent to the Longoria Cemetery, on the north side. This cemetery is adjacent to a USGS map feature (Longoria Cemetery). It is fully fenced, maintained, and very active. It is also accessible to the public and frequently visited. No cemetery signs are posted.
Catholic Cemetery   Rio Grande City

 

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Celedino Garcia Majin Rd, Cele Rd   El Sauz

26.34.01.410 N

98.53.31.217 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 3167/FM 649 junction in El Sauz, go 0.6 mile south on FM 649. Turn right at Cele Rd. and go 0.6 mile west. Turn right at Majin Rd. and go approx. 0.2 mile north. Cemetery is in pasture, approx. 108 ft. west of road. This cemetery is a map feature. It is well maintained, fully fenced, and active. It is located on private property behind a locked gate, and there are no cemetery signs posted. Cemetery features include: granite, locally cast concrete, homemade concrete, homemade Steel, wood, and metal funeral markers. Some graves have concrete curbing or grave slabs. There are abundant floral decorations.
Chapeno   Falcon Village 26.5347781 99.1494774  
Coyote FM2294  Arkansas City 26.37.37.100 N 98.32.29.300 W  

Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM755 and FM2294 (northeast of Rio Grande City), travel northeast on FM2294 5.7 miles; turn left/north on unnamed dirt road, travel north .8 miles; cemetery on left/west endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.

Cruz 1502 FM 2294 El Centro

26.41.05.624 N

98.25.43.711 W  
Driving Directions: From Delmita Rd./FM 2294 junction in El Centro, go 0.4 mile north on FM 2294. Cemetery is located approx. 1476 ft. east of FM 2294 in cultivated field. The cemetery is not a map feature. It is new, well maintained, fully fenced, and active. When this survey was conducted, the cemetery only contained one grave. The cemetery is not directly accessible from a public road, and there are no cemetery signs posted. The single headstone inscription reads: Martin Cruz Aug. 7, 1958 Nov. 30. 1992 "Recuerdo de sus padres
Delia Rodriguez Memorial FM1017 San Isidro

26.43.00.500 N

98.26.46.100 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM1017 and FM2294 (near San Isidro), travel west on FM2294 .8 miles; turn right/north onto unimproved, unnamed road, travel north 30 feet; turn left/west into private road, travel west then north .2 miles; cemetery to north endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained
Domingo Alvarez  FM 755  Santa Catarina

26.34.13.880 N

98.38.50.407 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 2294/FM 755 junction, go 1.8 miles south on FM 755. Cemetery is located approx. 158 ft. east of FM 755. This is a new, private cemetery. It is not a map feature, but it is fully fenced, maintained, and active. When this survey was conducted, the cemetery contained only one grave. There are no cemetery signs posted, and the cemetery is not accessible to the public.
Dreamland  US83  Rio Grande City

 26.20.41.300 N

98.45.01.000 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of US83 and Fm1430 (east of Rio Grande City), travel west on US83 .4 miles; cemetery on left (south) endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
E. A. G. Gravesite  FM 755, Aurelio Garza Rd  Santa Catarina

26.36.58.611 N

98.36.29.481 W  
Driving Directions: Going north on FM 755, the gravesite is located approx. 2.0 miles north of FM 2294/FM 755 junction, on right (east) side of road, 55 ft. north of Aurelio Garza Rd. This grave is a map feature, and it is located adjacent to a public road. However, it is located on private property, and there are no signs posted. The grave does not appear to be maintained. It is located in a cultivated field and is threatened by routine plowing and related agricultural activities. The grave marker is a locally cast, concrete cross, which is damaged. The inscription on the cross reads: E. A. G Murio 30 April 1955 Nacio Nov 14, 1919 "Dedican sus Deudos" Due to heavy vegetation along the fence row, the marker was not clearly visible from the FM 755.
El Panteon de el Salineno   Salineno

 

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El Sauz FM649   El Sauz

26.34.31.600 N

98.52.21.300 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of Fm649 and FM3167 (near El Sauz), travel north on FM649 .6 miles; turn left/west on unimproved road, travel west .1 miles; cemetery to west endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
Elizondo Majin Rd El Sauz 26.34.13.061 N 98.53.30.417 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 3167/FM 649 junction in El Sauz, go 0.6 mile south on FM 649. Turn right at Cele Rd. and go 0.6 mile west. Turn right at Majin Rd. and go approx. 0.5 mile north. Cemetery is in pasture, approx. 339 ft. west of road. This cemetery is a map feature. It is well maintained, fully fenced, and active. It is located on private property behind a locked gate, and there are no cemetery signs posted. Cemetery features include: granite, locally cast concrete, homemade concrete and Steel, and metal funeral markers. Some concrete markers have a mosaic tile veneer. There are also abundant floral decorations. One grave marker has fallen and a couple are leaning.
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Francisco Montalvo Jr. Gravesite 7405 FM 755 N Santa Catarina 26.33.49.372 N 98.39.15.681 W  
Driving Directions: Going north on FM 755, gravesite is approx. 3.1 miles north of FM 490/FM 755 junction and approx. 27 ft. west (on left shoulder) of road. Going south on FM 755, gravesite is 2.4 miles south of FM 2294/FM 755 junction on right (west) side of road. The gravesite is low to moderately endangered. It is a map feature, and it is located adjacent to a public road. However, it is on private property, and there are no cemetery signs posted. The grave is not fenced, but it appears to be maintained. Grazing livestock pose a threat to the single grave marker. The marker inscription reads: Francisco Montalvo Jr. Nacio Enero 4, 1889 Fallecio Enero 21, 1939.
Garciasville Cemetery Garciasville Old Church Road  Garciasville 26.19.11.500 N 98.41.36.000 W

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Directions to cemetery: from intersection of US83 and FM2063 (north of La Grulla), travel west on US83 3.5 miles; turn left (south) on FM1430, travel .2 miles then Stay left (south) on Old Church Road; travel south on Old Church Road .3 miles; cemetery on left (east) endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
Garden of Hope Cemetery   La Victoria  

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Garza FM 1017, Los Laureles Road San Isidro 26.43.05.272 N 98.28.09.161 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 1017/FM 2294 junction in San Isidro, go 2.2 miles west on FM 1017. Cemetery is on north side of road, just east of Los Laureles Rd. The cemetery is not a map feature, and there are no cemetery signs posted. It is located on a major highway and is accessible to the public. The cemetery is fully fenced, maintained, and active. Unique cemetery features include above-ground, brick burial vaults. The cemetery also has an on-site water pump for irrigation and a bench.
Gerardo Guerra Gravesite (El Caballo) FM 3167 El Sauz 26.30.51.271 N 98.52.45.555 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 3167/FM 649 junction in El Sauz, go 3.6 miles south on FM 3167. Gravesite is on right (west) side of road, approx. 50 ft. from road. From US 83 in Rio Grande City, go 10.1 miles north on FM 3167. Grave will be on left (west) side of road, approx. 50 ft. from road. This gravesite is highly endangered. It is a map feature, but it is a single grave that is not accessible to the public. There are no cemetery signs posted, and it does not appear to be regularly maintained. A new granite marker has been placed on the grave, and there is evidence of visitations (floral decorations). The grave is enclosed by an ornamental cast iron fence. The headstone inscription reads: Gerardo Guerra 1877 - 4-17-47 The grave reportedly contains the man's horse as well. According to the Story, the man and his horse both died while riding one day. Their bodies were not discovered for several weeks. Due to advanced decomposition, the man and his horse were buried in a single grave on the spot were they died.
Gonzales  1469 FM 649 Narcisco Gonzalez Road  Delmita 26.40.04.400 N 98.24.07.700 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM2294 and FM1017 (near San Isidro), travel south on FM2294 2.2 miles; turn left/east on Delmita Road; travel east 2.4 miles; turn right/south on Narciso Gonzalez Road, travel south (following turns west, then south) 1.2 miles; turn right/west on unnamed dirt road, travel west .1 miles; cemetery is to the southwest endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained. 
Nicasio Guerra Family  FM 649  El Sauz    
The cemetery is not a map feature, and there are no cemetery signs posted. It is fully fenced, maintained, and active. It is clearly visible from a public road.
Hilario Alvarado Sr. Memorial FM1017   San Isidro 26.42.44.100 N 98.26.19.300 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM1017 and FM2294 (near San Isidro), travel west on FM1017 .4 miles; cemetery on right/north endangerment factors: active, fenced, maintained.
Huisache Villarreal Rd  Viboras 26.42.56.125 N 98.49.44.935 W
Driving Directions: From FM 649/FM 2686 junction north of El Sauz, go 0.8 mile east on FM 2686. Turn left at Villarreal Rd. and go 1.6 miles north-northwest. Cemetery is approx. 55 ft. south-southeast of road. This cemetery is moderately endangered. It is a map feature and is accessible from a public road. There are no cemetery signs posted. The cemetery is fully fenced and appears to be maintained. However, several of the grave markers are highly eroded, damaged, or fallen. Some appear to be missing. Unique cemetery features include a concrete grave slab with inlaid sea shells and a vaulted concrete slab. Several graves are marked with the remnants of wood crosses. 
Juarez   San Isidro 26.6656132 98.47002951  
La Casita Casita Cemetery Road   Garciasville 26.19.32.800 N 98.42.55.500 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of US83 and FM1430 (in Garciasville), travel south then west on FM1430 for 2.1 miles; turn right (north) on Casita Cemetery Road, travel north on Casita Cemetery Road .2 miles; cemetery on right (east) endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
La Gloria FM1017   La Gloria 26.43.11.500 N 98.31.07.300 W  
Directions to cemetery: at intersection of FM755 and FM1017 (near La Gloria), travel east on FM1017 .2 miles; cemetery on left (north) endangerment factors: active, maintained, fenced.
La Paz   San Isidro 26.714228 98.4177926  
From the junction of 2294 and 1017, go East about 1.2 miles and turn left (N) on unimproved rural road and follow the it. It will curve left (W)@ about .5 miles. When the road starts to turn right (N)@ about 400 feet you will see the cemetery on your left.
La Reforma Puerto Rico Road   La Reforma 26.41.22.800 N 98.22.08.800 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM1017 and FM2294 (near San Isidro), travel east/southeast on FM1017 4.3 miles; turn left/northeast on unnamed dirt road (Puerto Rico Road) .2 miles; turn on unnamed dirt road, travel through red gate (locked) and travel .4 miles; cemetery on right/south endangerment factors: active, fenced, maintained.  
Las Islas Ranch Grave #2 FM 2686  La Gloria 26.43.14.548 N 98.39.39.859 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 755/FM 1017 W junction in La Gloria, go 2.3 miles west on FM 1017 to FM 2686/FM 1017 junction. Stay left and go 9.3 miles west on FM 2686. Turn right at Las Islas Ranch entrance and go 0.3 mile north to fork behind ranch complex. At fork Stay right and go 4.0 miles to windmill and water tank. Fenced grave is located just north of windmill and water tank. This single gravesite is highly endangered. It is not a map feature and is located in a very remote area on private property. There are no cemetery signs, and the grave is not accessible to the public. The grave is fully enclosed with a woven wire fence. However, it is not maintained and is very overgrown. The single grave marker consists of an ornate hand-wrought Steel cross, which has fallen. The inscription is no longer legible.
Longoria Intersection of Mission and Kennedy Roads La Grulla 26.16.08.400 N 98.39.18.100 W

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Directions to cemetery: from intersection of US83 and FM2063 (north of La Grulla), travel south on FM2063 for 2.9 miles; turn right (west) on 3Rd Street, travel west on 3Rd Street 1.5 miles; turn right (northwest) on Mission Road, travel northwest on Mission Road .4 miles; cemetery on left  (west) endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained
Lopez FM 2294   Arkansas City 26.40.12.548 N 98.26.09.927 W
Driving directions: From FM 1017/FM 2294 junction in San Isidro, go 2.8 miles south on FM 2294. Turn right at unnamed, gated road and go approx. 0.2 mile west to cemetery. This is a well maintained, fully fenced, active cemetery. It is a map feature. It is located on private property, and there are no cemetery signs posted. Cemetery features include: formal and homemade concrete markers and abundant floral decorations.
Lopez  east El Sauz Rd, Embassy St  Rio Grande City 26.21.31.292 N 98.46.32.419 W  
Driving Directions: From US 83 in Rio Grande City, go 0.1 mile north on Reynaldo Gomez Dr. Turn left at E. El Sauz St. and go 0.1 mile west. Cemetery is on hill, approx. 80 ft. north (right side) of road. The cemetery is fully fenced, maintained, and active. It is accessible to the public. It is not a map feature, and no cemetery signs are posted. The cemetery is threatened by significant erosion. The area surround the cemetery has been quarried extensively. The cemetery now sits on a small hill with very Steep banks. The banks appear to be actively receding. Several grave markers are displaced, fallen, missing. Some markers show repairs, and some have been replaced.
Los Arrierous     26.5020027 99.0955877  
Los Barreras Las Barreras Road  Roma 26.23.26.500 N 98.55.05.900 W  
Directions to cemetery: at intersection of US83 and FM649 (east of Roma), travel east on US83 1.6 miles; turn right/south on Las Barreras Road, travel .2 miles; cemetery on left/east endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
Los Garzas Midway Cemetery Road  Rio Grande City 26.22.19.100 N 98.53.56.100 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of US83 and FM3167 (west of Rio Grande City), travel west on US83 2.0 miles; turn left (south) on Midway Road, travel south .4 miles; turn right (west) on Midway Cemetery Road (unimproved), travel west .5 miles then south .1 miles; cemetery  on right (west) endangerment factors: active, maintained.
Los Laureles (Old Santa Elena - See Below)   San Isidro  

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Los Saenz US83   Roma 26.24.05.800 N 98.59.40.400 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of US83 and FM649 (east of Roma), travel west on US83 3.6 miles; cemetery on left/south  endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
Los Velas  Los Velas Road  Rio Grande City 26.20.22.700 N 98.46.43.700 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of US83 and FM755 (in Rio Grande City), travel east on US83 1.8 miles; turn right (south) onto Los Velas Road, travel south on Los Velas Road 1.5 miles; turn left (east) onto farm road, cemetery is 50 feet east. Endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
Los Velas Soldier's Los Velas Ranch Road   Rio Grande City 26.20.09.564 N 98.46.43.295 W  
The cemetery is moderately endangered. It is not a map feature, and there are no cemetery signs posted. However, the cemetery is fully fenced and maintained. The cemetery appears to be regularly visited, and there are abundant floral decorations. There are four marked graves. Only one grave, the soldier's grave, has a dated marker. The three remaining graves have locally cast, concrete markers with no inscriptions. A local resident said that there had been 12-15 marked graves at one time, but most were destroyed when the refinery was constructed. 
Montalvo FM1017 San Isidro 26.43.04.700 N 98.28.39.400 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM1017 and FM755 (near La Gloria), travel east on FM1017 2.7 miles; cemetery on right/south endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
Naranja FM2294  El Centro 26.41.29.100 N 98.26.14.000 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM1017 and FM2294 (near San Isidro), travel south on FM2294 1.5 miles; turn right/west onto unimproved, unnamed road, travel west .2 miles; cemetery to the west endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
Natividad Villarrea FM 3167, FM 649 El Sauz 26.33.52.768 N 98.52.24.999 W  
When this survey was conducted, the cemetery was relatively new. It is not a map feature, and there are no cemetery signs posted. It is fully fenced, maintained, and active. It is accessible to the public and is frequently visited. The current property owner, whose family donated the land for the cemetery, informed the surveyor that the cemetery will eventually expand to an acre.
New Fronton FM 650  Fronton 26.24.34.245 N 99.04.44.789 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of US83 and FM650 (northwest of Roma), travel west then south on FM650 4.5 miles; cemetery on left/west side of road. Cemetery is across road from Old Fronton Cemetery. endangerment factors: fenced, partly active, well maintained, evidence of frequent visitations, public access
Nieves Garza Sr. FM1017   San Isidro 26.43.26.400 N 98.28.24.900 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM1017 and FM755 (near La Gloria), travel east on FM1017 2.6 miles; turn left/north on unnamed, unimproved road, travel north 1.1 miles (through curves east and west); road turns east, cemetery to the east. Endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
Old Fronton FM 650   Fronton 26.24.34.449 N 99.04.53.100 W  
Driving Directions: From intersection of US 83 and FM 650 (northwest of Roma), travel west then south approx. 4.5 miles on FM 650. Turn right (west) onto private gated road across from New Fronton Cemetery and go approx. 430 ft. to cemetery. The cemetery is a map feature, and it is accessible to the public. It is fully fenced, except for a small section near the entrance. The cemetery is well maintained and active. Cemetery features include: grave slabs, curbing, formal granite markers, locally cast and homemade concrete markers, ornate wrought iron and Steel markers, inscribed fieldstone markers, and hand-carved sandstone markers with unique Statuary. Some older grave markers were fallen or leaning. Many graves are not oriented in the same direction. 
Old La Reforma Delmita Road, FM 1017   La Reforma 26.41.04.325 N 98.22.58.018 W  
Directions: From FM 1017 in La Reforma, go 0.7 mile south-west on Delmita Road. At wire gate on right side of road, go north approx. 0.2 mile (1,267 ft.), following old road. Cemetery is located to right (east) of old road in wooded area. The cemetery is highly endangered. It is a map feature, but it is located in a remote area on private property. The original cemetery road has all but disappeared. There is no direct access from a public highway, and there are no cemetery signs posted. The cemetery is fully fenced, but it is not maintained and is very overgrown. Many of the grave markers are fallen, missing, or damaged, which is most likely due to grazing livestock. Cemetery features include marker plants, locally cast concrete markers, homemade wooden cross markers, concrete grave slabs, and one fenced, individual plot. 
Old Rio Grande City (aka Rio Grande City County Cemetery)  Intersection of Fairground and Cannales Roads  Rio Grande City 26.23.25.400 N 98.49.53.600 W

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Directions to cemetery: at intersection of Eisenhower and Fairground Roads (in northwest Rio Grande City), travel south on Fairground .3 miles;  cemetery on right (west) endangerment factors: active, maintained, partially fenced. 
Old Santa Elena FM1017  San Isidro 26.43.45.100 N 98.28.37.300 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM1017 and FM755 (near La Gloria), travel east on FM1017 2.6 miles; turn left/north on unnamed, unimproved road, travel north 2.4 miles (through curves east and west); road turns west, cemetery to the south. Endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained. 
Olivares  FM1017  La Reforma 26.42.41.200 N 98.24.12.000 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM1017 and FM2294 (near San Isidro), travel east/southeast on FM1017 2.2 miles; turn left/north on unimproved, unnamed road, travel north (through curves west) .7 miles; cemetery on right/east endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
Olmos N. Blanca Road   Rio Grande City 26.21.57.300 N 98.46.57.800 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of US83 and FM755 (in Rio Grande City), travel east on US83 1.8 miles; turn left (north) on Blanca Road, travel north 1.2 miles; cemetery on left (west) endangerment factors: active, maintained, fenced. 
Queen of Peace Memorial Park US 83   Roma 26.24.01.781 N 99.00.26.380 W  
Driving Directions: From intersection of US 83 and FM 649 (east of Roma), travel west on US 83 4.4 miles; cemetery on left/south. Cemetery is adjacent to and directly behind Roma City Cemetery. The cemetery entrance is through the Roma City Cemetery. This is a well maintained, relatively new, perpetual care cemetery. It is adjacent to USGS map feature (Roma City Cemetery) and is partly fenced. It is very active and growing.
Rancho Viejo  Los Mesquites Ranch Road  San Isidro 26.43.31.900 N 98.25.54.000 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM1017 and FM2294 (near San Isidro), travel north on Los Mesquites Road 1.0 miles (Staying right/east) at split; road curves NE and cemetery is to the north endangerment factors: fenced, active. 
Requenez FM 1017 San Isidro 26.42.33.819 N 98.25.27.125 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 1017/FM 2294 junction in San Isidro, go 0.7 mile east on FM 1017. Cemetery is approx. 165 ft. north of road, across from San Isidro Fire Department/Starr Co. Precinct #4. This is a relatively new, well maintained, very active cemetery. It is not a map feature, and there are no cemetery signs posted. It is fully fenced and accessible from a public road.
Rio Grande City Downtown Historic Cemetery     Rio Grande City

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located on the West end of Rio Grande City between the West bound US 83 and the East Bound US 83 and bordered by North Garcia Street on the West Side and North West Street on the East Side of the Cemetery.
Rodriguez FM 2294  El Centro 26.41.49.037 N 98.26.09.217 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 1017/FM 2294 junction in San Isidro, go 1.1 mile south on FM 2294. Turn right (west) onto private road that runs between pink house and fence row, across from Ranchito Grocery and Meat Market (note: there is also an unnamed road just after fence row, do not turn here). Follow road 0.1 mile west-north. Cemetery is in field to the left, approx. 437 ft. west of road. This is a small, well maintained, fully fenced, active cemetery. It is not a map feature, and there are no cemetery cemetery signs posted.
Rojas  1435 FM 2294  El Centro 26.40.39.120 N 98.26.05.060 W  
Driving Directions From Delmita Rd./FM 2294 junction in El Centro, go 0.1 mile south on FM 2294. Turn right at private, gated road, which is just north of house at 1435 FM 2294, and go approx. 380 ft. west to cemetery. The cemetery is a map feature. It is fully fenced, well maintained, and active. The cemetery is accessible to the public. However, there are no cemetery signs posted. The cemetery has a gate and entry arch with cemetery name. Cemetery features include: a flag pole, homemade wooden crosses, unique Statuary, metal funeral makers, and formal granite markers.
Roma City US83   Roma 26.24.05.000 N 99.00.28.000 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of US83 and FM649 (east of Roma), travel west on US83 4.4 miles; cemetery on left/south endangerment factors: active, fenced, maintained.
Ruben Solis W. Pvt Lazaro Solis St, Mission St  La Grulla 26.16.19.132 N 98.39.19.077 W

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Driving Directions: From US 83 in Alto Bonito, go 2.6 miles south on FM 2360 to very end of road in La Grulla. Turn right onto W. PVT Lazaro Solis St. and go 0.5 miles northwest. Cemetery is located at intersection of W. PVT Lazaro Solis St. and Mission St. on north side of road. This is a well maintained, fully fenced, very active cemetery. It is not a map feature, and no cemetery signs are posted. It is accessible to the public.
Saenz FM 2294  Santa Catarina 26.36.28.352 N 98.33.29.393 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 755, go 4.5 miles east on FM 2295. Cemetery is approx. 350 ft. south (right) of road and approx. 254 ft. southwest of oil well. This cemetery is highly endangered. It is a map feature, but there are no cemetery signs posted, and it is located on private property in a remote area. It is not accessible to the public. The cemetery is very overgrown and neglected, and it is not fenced. Grazing cattle have damaged or displaced many of the cemetery features. Cemetery features include fieldstone and homemade concrete markers, fieldstone curbing, locally cast concrete makers, and remnants of wood markers. Three graves are enclosed by a dilapidated woven wire fence. One of these graves is also surrounded by ornate, concrete columns that are approx. 1 to a 1-1/2 ft. tall A concrete angel Statue also adorned this grave, but the Statue has fallen and is badly eroded.
Saenz Olmito Rd   La Victoria 26.20.43.387 N 98.37.42.502 W  
Driving Directions: From US 83 in Alto Bonito, go approx. 2.6 miles north on FM 2360. Turn right onto Olmito Rd. and go 0.2 mile east. Where road bends sharply to left, turn right at cemetery sign and follow private road approx. 0.1 mile south and east. The road dead ends at cemetery. This cemetery is not a map feature and it is not fenced. It is maintained, very active, and frequently visited. A cemetery sign is posted at entrance on Olmito Road.
San Antonio de Escobares US83   Roma 26.24.36.800 N 98.58.05.300 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of US83 and FM649 (east of Roma), travel west on US83 1.9 miles; cemetery on right/north endangerment factors: active, fenced.
San Blas San Blas Ranch Road  Santa Catarina 26.38.39.438 N 98.38.02.265 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 2294/FM 755 junction, go 4.0 miles north on FM 755. Turn left at San Blas Ranch Rd. and go 2.8 miles west. Cemetery is located approx. 208 ft. south of road. This is a small private cemetery that is not accessible to the public. It is not a map feature, and there are no cemetery signs posted. It is fully fenced, maintained, and active. When this survey was conducted, the cemetery only contained one burial: Eugenio A. Saenz Feb. 22, 1914 Dec. 4, 1981 A plot was also set aside for his wife: Guadalupe A. Saenz Aug. 11, 1930 -----. --, ----
San Carlos Ranch Cemetery FM649 San Carlos 26.40.42.600 N 98.51.00.200 W

Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM649 and FM2686 (near San Carlos), travel south on FM649 1.0 miles; turn left/east onto unimproved road, travel east then south .2 miles; cemetery is to the south endangerment factors: active, fenced, maintained.
San Isidro Old San Isidro Road, FM 1017   San Isidro 26.43.14.039 N 98.26.48.460 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 1017/FM 2294 junction in San Isidro, go 0.7 mile west on FM 1017. Turn right at Old San Isidro Rd. and go 0.3 mile north to church. Turn left at private road just north of Old San Isidro Church and go 0.1 mile west. The cemetery is a map feature. It is located on private property behind a locked gate and is not accessible to the public. There are no cemetery signs posted. The cemetery is fully fenced and active. Only the newer sections of the cemetery appear to be maintained. Many of the older cemetery features are damaged, fallen, leaning, or highly eroded. Some are obscured by heavy vegetation. An above-ground, masonry vault, which is possibly the oldest feature in the cemetery, is highly eroded and in need of preservation. Remnants of a similar vault are located adjacent to Still-Standing, eroded vault. A common feature in this cemetery is the fenced burial plot, both individual and family. The majority of the fences are ornate, cast iron. Some are ornamental woven wire. Some cast iron fence sections appear to be missing. The cemetery also contains a grave house/grave shrine. The small, gabled, wood-frame building shelters one grave. The building contains abundant floral decorations.
San Jose  Saenz Lane  Santa Anna 26.40.15.339 N 98.31.34.476 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 2294/FM 755 junction, go 6.4 miles north on FM 755. Turn right at Saenz Ln., and go 2.1 miles east northeast, through two gates, to first fork. At fork go left approx. 0.3 mile. At second fork turn right, cross cattle guard, and go 0.1 mile. At third fork Stay right and go 0.2 mile. At fourth fork, say left and go 0.1 mile north. Cemetery is on west (left) side of road. The cemetery is a map feature. It is fully fenced, well maintained, and active. The cemetery is located in a remote area, on a private ranch. No cemetery signs are posted. In order to access the cemetery, one must go through locked gate.
San Vicente W. 4th Street  La Grulla 26.16.13.000 N 98.38.39.100 W

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Directions to cemetery: at intersection of US83 and FM2360 (north of La Grulla), travel south on Fm2360 2.8 miles; turn left (east) on 4th Street, travel .2 miles; turn left (north) on unnamed road; cemetery 20 feet north endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained
Santa Anna Saenz Ln, FM 755   Santa Anna 26.40.01.591 N 98.33.38.575 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 2294/FM 755 junction, go 6.4 miles north on FM 755. Turn right at Saenz Ln., and go 0.2 mile east. Turn left on unnamed road and go 0.1 mile north. Road dead ends at cemetery. This is a well maintained, fully fenced, active cemetery. It is a map feature, but there are no cemetery signs posted. Cemetery is accessible to the public. Cemetery features include: formal, locally cast, and metal funeral markers. Several markers also have ceramic photographs Two graves near the cemetery entrance are oriented south-north. The rest of the graves are oriented west east. Many of the graves have settled substantially causing markers to lean.
Santa Catarina FM 755   Santa Catarina 26.39.14.433 N 98.34.27.009 W  
Driving Directions: 25.1 miles north of Rio Grande City on 755. Cemetery is approx. 284 ft. east of FM 755 in Santa Catarina. This is a well maintained, fully fenced, active cemetery. It is a map feature, but there are no cemetery signs posted. Cemetery is located on private property behind locked gate.
Santa Cruz FM1017 San Isidro 26.43.02.500 N 98.24.15.200 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM1017 and FM2294 (near San Isidro), travel east/southeast on FM1017 2.2 miles; turn left/north on unimproved, unnamed road, travel north then west 1.2 miles; cemetery on right/north endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
Santa Elena FM1017 San Isidro 26.44.18.300 N 98.28.21.900 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM1017 and FM755 (near La Gloria), travel east on FM1017 2.6 miles; turn left/north on unnamed, unimproved road, travel north 3.2 miles (through curves east and west); road turns east, cemetery to the east. Endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
Santa Maria Librado Garza Road, FM 755  Santa Catarina 26.38.04.977 N 98.33.51.142 W

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Driving Directions: From FM 2294/FM 755 junction, go 3.7 miles north on FM 755. Turn right at Librado Garza Rd. and go 1.7 miles east (will go through three locked gates). Cemetery is located on east side of road where road turns north. The cemetery is well maintained, active, and fully fenced. It is a map feature. It is not accessible to the public, and in order to visit the cemetery, one must go through three locked gates and travel approx. 1.7 miles on a private ranch.
Santa Rosa Ranch Elias and Fela Solis Rd, FM 2360   Camp Garcia 26.23.00.658 n 98.37.27.717 W  
Driving Directions: From US 83 in Alto Bonito, go approx. 5.1 miles north on FM 2360. Where road bends sharply to right, turn left onto Elias and Fela Solis Rd. and go approx. 0.1 mile north. Cemetery is approx. 280 ft. east (right) of road, beside house. This is a well maintained, fully fenced, active family cemetery. It is not a map feature and is located on private property. No cemetery signs are posted.
Soledad FM1017   La Reforma 26.41.59.600 N 98.24.05.000 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM1017 and FM2294 (near San Isidro), travel east/southeast on FM1017 2.1 miles; turn right/south onto unimproved/unnamed road, travel south .1 miles; cemetery is 300 yards southeast endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
Solizes Los Solis Alto Street La Grulla 26.16.24.200 N 98.38.40.100 W  
Directions to cemetery: at intersection of US83 and FM2360 (north of La Grulla), travel south on FM2360 2.6 miles; turn left (east) on Alto Street, travel .2 miles; cemetery on left (north) endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
St. John FM 3167   Rio Grande City 26.23.13.990 N 98.51.22.146 W  
This is a well maintained, very active cemetery. It is not a map feature, and it is not fenced. It is located on a major public road and is accessible to the public. The cemetery is located adjacent to St. John United Methodist Church, and a sign is posted on the cemetery entry arch.
Tangue Allegre FM 2686, Alamo Heights Blvd La Gloria 26.42.44.453 N 98.34.51.673 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 755/FM 1017 W junction in La Gloria, go approx. 2.3 miles west on FM 1017 to FM 2686/FM 1017 junction. Stay left and go 1.0 mile west on FM 2686. Cemetery is approx. 573 ft. (0.1 mile) south of FM 2686 on west side of an abandoned road. There is a Street sign posted at intersection of old road and FM 2686. The Street sign reads Alamo Hts. Blvd. The cemetery is highly endangered. It is a map feature, but it is located on private property and is not directly accessible from a public road. There are no cemetery signs posted. The cemetery was fenced at one time, but the fence has fallen. Only a few fence posts remain. The cemetery is not maintained and is very overgrown. Only one grave marker was observed during this survey. It is a homemade concrete cross with embedded sea shells. No inscriptions were evident on the cross, which has fallen. There are also several marker plants. livestock graze freely within.
Taurino Laurel Memorial Saenz Lane   Santa Anna 26.40.19.730 N 98.31.52.295 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 2294/FM 755 junction, go 6.4 miles north on FM 755. Turn right at Saenz Ln., and go 2.1 miles east northeast, through two gates, to first fork. At fork go left approx. 0.3 mile. At second fork turn right, cross cattle guard, and go 0.1 mile. At third fork Stay right and go 0.2 mile. At fourth fork, say left and go 0.3 mile north-west-south. Go through gate on right (west) side of road and follow pipeline approx. 0.15 mile (806 ft.) northwest (will go through two unlocked gates). Turn left at dim road and go 0.08 mile (423 ft.) west to cemetery. The cemetery is not a map feature, and there are no cemetery signs posted. The cemetery is located in a very remote area, on private property. It is fully fenced, maintained, and active. When this survey was conducted, there were two marked graves and a plot reserved for the wife of Taurino Laurel. Cemetery features include a flag pole, bronze veteran's marker, an ornamental Steel fence that encloses a child's grave, a double concrete marker with glass covered "nichos", and a entry arch with cemetery name.
Trevino Old El Sauz Rd, Galveston St   Rio Grande City 26.23.16.260 N 98.50.42.011 W  
Driving Directions: From US 83 in Rio Grande City, go 0.7 mile north on Charco Blanco Rd. Turn left at W. Houston St. and go 0.2 mile west. Turn left at Old El Sauz St., and then turn immediately right onto unpaved, unnamed road between two large brick houses (this road is directly across from Galveston St./Old El Sauz intersection.). Follow this road approx. 0.1 mile west to cemetery. The cemetery is moderately endangered. It is not a map feature, and it is not accessible from a public road. There are no cemetery signs posted. The cemetery is not fenced, but it is maintained. There are two marked graves and possibly some unmarked. The cemetery appears to be regularly visited. The cemetery is primarily threatened by residential development. When this survey was conducted, houses were being constructed in the vicinity of the cemetery, and a new school had been constructed nearby.
Trevino Medanitos Road Santa Catarina 26.39.18.349 N 98.32.32.285 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 2294/FM 755 junction, go 5.0 miles north on FM 755. Turn right at Medanitos Rd. and go 2.5 miles east-northeast. Cemetery is approx. 240 ft. south of road in cultivated field. The cemetery is not map feature, and there are no cemetery signs posted. It is located in a remote area, on a ranch. The cemetery is fully fenced, maintained, and active, and it appears to regularly visited. When this survey was conducted, the cemetery contained two graves. The double headstone reads: Pedro Trevino Sept. 11, 1911 Jan. 30, 1995 Jesusita B. Aug. 1, 1912 Mar. 4, 2003
Uņa de Gato Las Escobas Road   Las Escobas Ranch 26.42.05.000 N 98.55.44.600 W
Depart El Sauz (N) for 5.6 miles. Turn left on Las Escobas Road. Go 2.84 miles and keep right on unnamed road. Drive 3.23 miles and keep left on unnamed road for .73 miles. Cemetery is on the left and is fenced and well maintained.
Unknown FM 1017  La Gloria 26.43.14.447 N 98.29.56.728 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 755/FM 1017 junction in La Gloria, go 1.3 miles east on FM 1017. Turn left at private, unnamed road (the road has gate, but no lock) and go 0.1 mile north. Road dead ends at cemetery. The cemetery is a map feature, but not cemetery signs are posted. The cemetery is maintained, fully fenced, and active, and it is accessible to the public. Cemetery features include: formal and homemade grave markers, concrete curbing, gravel covering, ceramic photos, and concrete grave slabs. Some older concrete markers have been replaced with new granite markers. The cemetery appears to be frequently visited.
Unknown FM 1017  San Isidro 26.42.17.667 N 98.26.44.842 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 1017/FM 2294 junction in San Isidro, go 0.8 mile west on FM 1017. Turn left onto gated, private road and go approx. 0.5 mile south-east-south (there will be a fork with a locked gate just southwest of house on left, Stay to the left, following better road). At second fork, turn left and then right just after (east of) fence row (note: there is also a road just before the fence row, do not turn here). Go 0.2 mile south to cemetery, which will be on the right along fence row. The cemetery is highly endangered. It is a map feature, but it is located in a very remote area on private property and is not directly accessible from a public road. There are no cemetery signs posted. The cemetery is partly fenced, but sections have fallen. The cemetery is not maintained. A single grave marker consists of locally cast concrete cross with associated concrete urn. No inscriptions were evident on the cross. There may be more unmarked graves within the fenced enclosure. However, none were evident. livestock graze freely within the cemetery.
Unknown Midway Cemetery  Rio Grande City 26.22.24.600 N 98.53.41.900 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of US83 and FM3167 (west of Rio Grande City), travel west on US83 2.0 miles; turn left (south) on Midway Road, travel south .4 miles; turn right (west) on Midway Cemetery Road (unimproved), travel .3 miles; cemetery on left (south) endangerment factors: fenced, active.
Unknown [may be Catholic Cemetery] intersection of 6th Street and San Antonio Roads   Rio Grande City 26.23.01.900 N 98.49.15.400 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of Eisenhower and San Antonio Roads (in Rio Grande City), travel south on San Antonio Road .5 miles; turn right (west) on 6th St.; cemetery on right (north) endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
Unknown FM755 Santa Elena 26.45.06.900 N 98.29.37.500 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM755 and FM1017 (in La Gloria), travel northwest on FM755 3.6 miles; cemetery on left (north west) endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained.
Unknown FM 1017, FM 755 La Gloria 26.43.10.174 N 98.31.13.394 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 755/FM 1017 junction in La Gloria, go less than 0.1 mile east on FM 1017. The small cemetery is on south side of road, across from La Gloria Post Office. This is a small, private cemetery located on a major pubic road. It is not a map feature, and there are no cemetery signs posted. It is accessible to public. The cemetery is fully fenced, maintained, and active. It is also frequently visited.
Unknown FM 755   La Gloria 26.44.05.300 N 98.30.28.800 W  
Directions to cemetery: at intersection of FM755 and FM1017 (in La Gloria), travel northwest on FM755 1/3 miles; cemetery on right (southeast) endangerment factors: active, fenced, maintained.
Unknown Joseph Lopez Rd  La Gloria 26.44.52.464 N 98.31.59.927 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 755 in La Gloria, go 1.4 miles west on FM 1017 W. Turn right at Joseph Lopez Rd. and go 1.8 miles north. Turn right at entrance to Sal Colorada Ranch and go 0.5 mile to Ranch house. Continue through locked gate and follow road, behind house, for approx. 0.5 mile north and then west. Cemetery is on north side of road. The cemetery is highly endangered. It is a map feature, but it is located in a very remote area on private property. It is fully fenced, but not maintained. There are no cemetery signs posted. Cemetery features include: ceramic photographs, unique Statuary, grave slabs, formal granite and marble markers, locally cast and homemade concrete markers, ornate hand-wrought Steel markers, metal funeral markers, and wooden markers. Some older grave markers are fallen or leaning. Many of the grave plots, including individual and family, are enclosed with chain link, ornamental cast iron, or woven wire fences.
Unknown intersection of W. 1St St. and Garza St. Rio Grande City 26.22.49.600 N 98.49.27.400 W  
Directions to cemetery: at intersection of Flores St. (FM755) and 2nd Street (in Rio Grande City), travel west on W.2nd St. for .6 miles; cemetery on left (south) endangerment factors: fenced, maintained, active.
Unknown FM1017  La Reforma

26.41.57.000 N

98.24.01.200 W  
Directions to cemetery: from intersection of FM1017 and FM2294 (near San Isidro), travel east/southeast on FM1017 2.1 miles; turn right/south onto unimproved/unnamed road, travel south .1 miles; cemetery is 300 yards southeast (adjacent to SR-C021) endangerment factors: fenced, active, maintained, adjacent to USGS and TXDOT feature cemetery. 
Unknown FM 649 El Sauz 26.32.56.096 N 98.54.03.546 W  
Driving Directions: From US 83 in Garceno, go 10.4 miles north on FM 649. Fenced gravesite is approx. 93 ft. east of FM 649 in field. The cemetery is not a map feature. It is located on private property, behind a locked gate. However, it is clearly visible from FM 649. The grave is fully fenced, maintained, and frequently visited. There are no cemetery signs posted. 
Unknown Joseph Lopez Rd La Gloria 26.44.45.714 N 98.32.15.796 W  

Driving Directions: From FM 755 in La Gloria, go 1.4 miles west on FM 1017 W. Turn right at Joseph Lopez Rd. and go 1.8 miles north. Turn right at entrance to Sal Colorada Ranch and go 0.5 mile to locked gate/cattle guard at Ranch house. Continue through locked gate and turn immediately right, following dim road though second gate, and across field for approx. 954 ft. (0.18 mile). Cemetery is on south side of dim road. This cemetery is moderately endangered. It is a map feature, but it is located in a remote area on private property. It is fully fenced, and selected sections are regularly maintained. There are no cemetery signs posted. Cemetery features include:   ceramic photographs, grave slabs, formal granite and marble markers, locally cast and homemade concrete markers, metal funeral markers, and wooden markers. One burial plot that contains two graves is enclosed by an ornamental cast iron fence. Some older grave markers are fallen, leaning, or missing. An decorative arch with the name "Saenz" has been erected over three graves near the cemetery entrance. These graves are well maintained and visited frequently.

Villarreal Old San Isidro Rd   San Isidro 26.43.32.899 N 98.26.58.299 W  
Driving Directions: From FM 1017/FM 2294 junction in San Isidro, go 0.7 mile west on FM 1017. Turn right at Old San Isidro Rd. and go 0.5 mile north. Turn left onto private, unnamed road and go approx. 0.2 mile west northwest to fork. At fork go left, through locked gate, approx. 0.1 mile west. Cemetery is on south side of road. This is a well maintained, fully fenced, active cemetery. It is not a map feature and is located on private property. There are no cemetery signs posted.

The new brochure Rescuing a Historic Cemetery from the Texas Historical Commission is now available online and provides tips on how to Start researching cemetery records and conduct cemetery surveys. The brochure also gives information about the RIP Guardian program for neglected historic cemeteries and how to get additional assistance for your project.  To download the publication, visit www.thc.State.tx.us, select "Cemeteries," then "RIP Guardian" and scroll down to the bottom for the link to the PDF.


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