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Los Velas Soldiers Cemetery

Los Velas Soldier's Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas

Directions

From US 83 in Rio Grande City, go 1.6 miles south on Los Velas Ranch Road. Turn right into refinery complex and go approx. 261 ft. to cemetery.

Information

The cemetery is moderately endangered. It is not a map feature, and there are no cemetery signs posted. However, the cemetery is fully fenced and maintained. The cemetery appears to be regularly visited, and there are abundant floral decorations. There are four marked graves. Only one grave, the soldier's grave, has a dated marker. The three remaining graves have locally cast, concrete markers with no inscriptions. A local resident said that there had been 12-15 marked graves at one time, but most were destroyed when the refinery was constructed.  - Starr County TXGenWeb site

Photos

Los Velas Soldier's Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas



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