Campo Santo Viejo

Campo Santo Viejo (HM27WA)

Location: Brownsville, TX 78520 Cameron County
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N 25° 54.27', W 97° 29.695'

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Planned as all of block 144 of the original townsite in 1848 and active by 1852, Campo Santo Viejo was the first official cemetery in Brownsville.
The city abandoned the site in 1864, but burials continued into the 1870s.
The property was redeveloped for residential and commercial uses, and in time, Campo Santo Viejo faded from memory, with no visible headstones or graves.
Cameron County acquired portions of the site, and in 2004, human remains were discovered. Archeologists documented organized rows of interments in formal 19th century fashion, with dozens of undisturbed graves and evidence of moved burials. Now dedicated as a memorial park, this State Archeological Landmark remains a significant chronicle of Brownsville's beginnings.

Historic Texas Cemetery - 2010
Marker is property of the state of Texas
HM NumberHM27WA
Year Placed2010
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 650757 N 2865973
Decimal Degrees25.90450000, -97.49491667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 54.27', W 97° 29.695'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 54' 16.2" N, 97° 29' 41.7" W
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Area Code(s)956
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1117 E Monroe St, Brownsville TX 78520, US
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