Cementerio San Antonio de Padua

Cementerio San Antonio de Padua (HM10CH)

Location: Aransas Pass, TX 78336 Aransas County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 56.215', W 97° 7.331'

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According to local lore, George Lewis (1859-1895) donated one-half acre of land at this site to the Hispanic citizens of the area for use as a cemetery, provided that he be buried in the center of the land. Handmade stones indicate burials dating from the 19th century; the first recorded deed was signed in 1933. Years of wind and rain have rendered many stones illegible. A number of children who died in an influenza epidemic in 1940 and many veterans of U.S. and international conflicts are interred here. A statue of San Antonio holding a child, crafted in Mexico, was brought across the border by the local priest for placement in an open chapel on the cemetery grounds. It is revered by the families of those interred here.
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HM NumberHM10CH
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Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceCemetery
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed1998
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 11:08am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
Location DescriptionAbout 750 feet off the centerline of Hwy 35
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 684757 N 3091633
Decimal Degrees27.93691667, -97.12218333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 56.215', W 97° 7.331'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 56' 12.9000" N, 97° 7' 19.8600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)361
Can be seen from road?Yes
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2140 Hwy 35 Bypass, Aransas Pass TX 78336, US
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