Santa Ana Cemetery

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Santa Ana Cemetery

Location
Alamo, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
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Santa Ana Cemetery can be found at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge on the banks of the Rio Grande seven miles south of Alamo in Hidalgo County. The cemetery is partly enclosed by the original hand carved Texas ebony fence which protects approximately thirty graves and a tomb built of hand formed bricks. The tomb originally contained the remains of Cristoval Leal, adopted son of the original grantee, and his wife María Rafaela Treviño. During the border bandit raids of 1915-16, the tomb was broken into. It remained open, exposing scattered bones, until 1943. After the federal government purchased the ranch, the tomb was repaired. Today the cemetery is protected and maintained and is one of the main attractions in the refuge. Source: Hidalgo County Historical Commission.

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GPS Coordinates: 26.06459, -98.14193

  • Added: 1 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2251736