Tobasco Ranch

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Hidalgo Co. Cemeteries of Tx

On February 17, 1977, Joe Fallin, Leo J. Leo and Dale Swartzmiller of  the Hidalgo County Historical Society located two very old cemeteries near  where the old village of Tabasco once stood. Both of these cemeteries are located back in the brush and uncared for. They are on ground that once  was near or on the banks of the former bed of the Rio Grande River. Both cemeteries are now back from the present dirt roads south of the present railroad line.

The oldest of these cemeteries is located just west of where the plaza was situated in the first Tabasco village. There are a few grave markers and  a couple crumbling bovedas left. None were legible. Mr. Leo said that he remembered as a boy that the cemetery was well kept, but when the original village was more of less destroyed by the floods of 1908 and 1909, the people moved to higher ground and the cemeteries ceased to be cared for and a  cemetery was started at the second location.

  • Added: 28 Oct 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2626413