Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz

Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz (HMH4G)

Location: Austin, TX 78745 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 11.195', W 97° 46.772'

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Tradition holds that a family passing through the area in 1912 buried a child, Maria de la Luz, at this site. In August of that year, A. Donley, A.C. Rodriguez and S. Galvan bought the land for use as a Mexican cemetery. In the 1940s, a fire set to eliminate tall grass at the site burned many of the wooden markers and crosses denoting gravesites. Additional markers were lost during adjacent development in the 1970s, and the city of Austin eventually grew around the once rural property. Today, the burial ground is a link to the history of the area's Hispanic community and to those buried here.
HM NumberHMH4G
Marker Number13210
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 617494 N 3340089
Decimal Degrees30.18658333, -97.77953333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 11.195', W 97° 46.772'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 11' 11.70" N, 97° 46' 46.32" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7200-7406 Circle S Rd, Austin TX 78745, US
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