Composanto Viejo Cemetery

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Composanto Viejo Cemetery
Also known as:  La Sagrada Familia Roman Catholic Cemetery, Old La Sagrada Familia Roman Catholic Cemetery

  • Lemitar, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
    Latitude: 34.15939, Longitude: -106.91231
  • 26 Memorials added (19% photographed)

This burial site is 300 meters southwest of the Sagrada Familia de Lemitar Chuch; 700 meters east of Interstate Highway 25.

From "A Cultural Resource Investigation of Two Historic Sites in Lemitar, New Mexico" by Don Scurlock. Bureau of Land Management, Socorro, NM, 1982. Library of Congress Call # F 804 L46 S29 1982.

"Only ten extant complete wood or stone grave markers were recorded during mapping, although a possible 161 more graves were located and are represented by remnants of wooden crosses, posts, depressions, dirt or cobble mounds & cobble scatters.... All of the graves were oriented east-west with the marker at the west end."

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GPS Coordinates: 34.15939, -106.91231

  • Added: 31 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2340038