Jaraschinas Ranch Cemetery

Location
Hidalgo County, Texas, 78541 USA
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Jaraschinas Ranch Cemetery


NAME:

Jaraschinas Ranch Cemetery [ranch is named for the Chinese vase bushes which grow there. Correctly, Spanish name should be spelled jarraschinas but old family records consistently use jaraschinas

LOCATION:

Drive north of La Joya on FM 2221 for 5.7 miles, where road turns east. Continue north on Jaraschinas Road (caliche) for about 5 miles. Turn east on private road through green gate marked Salinas and follow fence, keeping south when road forks. Turn north at second fork for .25 mile to Cemetery.

HISTORY:

Jaraschinas Ranch was founded in 1880 on the north part of Porciones 73,74 and 75 by Tomas Salinas Sr. (1820-1899) of Camargo and his wife Manuela Perez. Originally, it was an Old Salt Trail camp around a natural pothole; ruts are still visible. The ranchers raised sheep and goats, produced cotton, grain and vegetables by dryland farming, and hauled mesquite wood to Sam Fordyce woodyard for the steamboats. Later Brahma Cross , Santa Gertrudis and Indu Brasil cattle were added. 700 cleared acres have reverted to brushland, which was leased for hunting until 1980, and is now retained for family use. Tomas Salinas established the cemetery about 1885 at the death of his son Pedro;Tomas is buried in Rio Grande City. Cemetery is maintained by family.

GPS Coordinates: 26.39928, -98.43975

  • Added: 28 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2561217