Rossville Cemetery

Rossville Cemetery (HM17A2)

Location: Poteet, TX 78065 Atascosa County
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N 29° 5.555', W 98° 41.74'

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Texas statesman Jose Antonio Navarro (1795-1871) transferred land here along the Atascosa River to his eldest son Jose Antonio George Navarro. J.A.G. Navarro (b.1819) then gave 160 acres here to his daughter Maria Antonia Navarro (1845-1922) in 1870, on the occasion of her marriage in San Antonio to Scotsman John C. Ross (1839-1925). One acre at this site was reserved for a cemetery. Ross and his brother William subsequently founded the community of Rossville here after 1873.

The first burial was that of Juana Chaves Navarro (1820-1874), wife of J.A.G. Navarro. Other pioneers who lived in this area before the founding of Rossville are buried here. Their family names include Alvarez, Bergara, Castanon, Cruz, Galindo, Gonzales, Tabberer, Tober, Riojas, and Stokes. Confederate veteran Clemente Galindo (1844-1881) and his wife Martha Goins Galindo (1845-1903) are buried here along with many of their descendants.

By the 1920s the road to the graveyard was often impassable, so John Ross was buried in the family plot at the Episcopal Church Cemetery (1 mi. E). His wife Maria Antonia is buried here, near their home site. Other Navarro, Chaves, and Ross descendants are also buried here, including Texas Ranger Captain Tom Ross (1871-1946), son of John and Maria Antonia Ross. (1986) Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.
Texas Sesquecentennial 1836-1986
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HM NumberHM17A2
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Marker Number4356
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 7:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 529615 N 3218281
Decimal Degrees29.09258333, -98.69566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 5.555', W 98° 41.74'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 5' 33.30" N, 98° 41' 44.40" W
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Area Code(s)830, 210
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 890 Jenschke Ln, Poteet TX 78065, US
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