Old Ramireño

Old Ramireño (HM291N)

Location: Zapata, TX 78076 Zapata County
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Country: United States of America
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N 27° 0.336', W 99° 22.967'

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Old Ramireño was located on land granted to Don Jose Luis Ramirez by the King of Spain in 1784. Part of the colonization effort of Col. Jose de Escandon, Ramirez' grant was designated as Porcion 5.

A resident of Revilla (now Guerrero), Nuevo Santander (now Tamaulipas) in Mexico, Don Jose Luis Ramirez, his wife Maria Bacilia Martinez, and their children moved across the Rio Grande and established a home on their land in present Zapata County. Don Jose Luis and Maria Bacilia Martinez had ten children. Their families and descendants formed the nucleus of the community of Ramireño.

The men of the ill-fated Mier Expedition of 1842 camped at Ramireño during their march to Mexico, and the settlement was also the site of United States military activity during the Mexican Revolution and border raids of 1916-17.

The construction of Falcon Reservoir on the Rio Grande caused the relocation of several area communities, including Ramireño. The settlement founded by Don Jose Luis Ramirez was moved in 1953 to a site two miles from the original Ramirez Ranch. The hand-cut sandstone Ramirez ranch home was covered by the waters of Falcon Reservoir.
HM NumberHM291N
Year Placed1988
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14J E 462023 N 7012886
Decimal Degrees27.00560000, -99.38278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 0.336', W 99° 22.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 0' 20.1600" N, 99° 22' 58.0200" 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 Paisano St, Zapata TX 78076, US
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