Cementerio Loma De La Cruz

Cementerio Loma De La Cruz (HM2GTZ)

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N 29° 20.691', W 100° 52.999'

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(Hill of the Cross Cemetery)

Early land developer Paula Losoya Taylor Rivers (ca. 1830-1902) realized that the people of Del Rio's Mexican Colony had no official cemetery in which to bury their dead. She donated four acres to be designated as a cemetery in 1884. Also buried here are three former U. S. Army Indian Scouts and the Rev. Ramon V. Palomares, first pastor of Del Rio's Mexican American Methodist Church. A cross placed at the top of a hill gave the cemetery its name. The last burial here took place in 1933. A cemetery association restored and maintains the graveyard. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 317160 N 3247665
Decimal Degrees29.34485000, -100.88331667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 20.691', W 100° 52.999'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 20' 41.46" N, 100° 52' 59.94" W
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