BREWSTER COUNTY, TEXAS
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NAME
LOCATION
Alpine Cemetery
Updated July 2009
Need photos of this cemetery & transcriptions
Alpine, Texas
Castolon Cemetery
Updated July 2009
Need information, photos, & transcriptions of this cemetery.
About sixty graves, fence down, mostly medium condition.  Location: atop an escarpment about one-quarter mile north of La Harmonia (concession) store. This site can be seen from the public rest rooms at 60 degrees NNE. A pathway to the cemetery exists along the west side of the store.
Coyote Cemetery
Updated July 2009
Need infomation, photos & transcriptions on this cemetery
NW of Castolon, Texas, just N of the Rio Grande River, in Big Bend National Park.
Map USGS
Alpine, Texas
209 W Sun Rose Ave Alpine, TX 79831
Thanks so much to Mary Bell Lockhart for the pictures of the headstones and the information she is furnishing for the individuals of Elm Grove Cemetery.
Thanks so much to John Shuck for the pictures of the headstones he furnished for individuals of Elm Grove Cemetery, April & May 2008.
Thanks so much to Tommy Woodward for the pictures of headstones he furnished for family members at Elm Grove Cemetery, Block 1, October 2009
If you have any photos or information on this cemetery or any others posted here please send it and I will post it.  Thanks to all who help with this site.   Carla Karbowski Clifton
Fort Pena Colorado Cemetery
Marathon, Texas
Some people were buried at Fort Pena Colorado. This cemetery was the first "official" cemetery for Marathon.  Information furnished by Robert Shaw, Aug. 2009.  There is a small civilian cemetery with about 10 graves and a military cemetery with 1 grave.
Glenn Springs Cemetery
Eleven burials, poor condition
Updated July, 2009
Need information, photos & transcriptions of this cemetery.
Glenn Springs, Texas
Off Glenn Draw, 4 mi S of Panther Junction and 4 mi W of Rio Grande Village, in Big Bend National Park. eleven burials, poor condition.  Loc: on the escarpment immediately behind the creek from the old wax works. Can be driven to with four-wheel drive (4X4).
Graham Pasture gravesite
One burial, (Juan DeLeon, murdered on July19,1932)
Loc: 3.8 miles north of the lower end of the Old Ore Road. East side of road in brush.
Good condition. Visitors should use a 4X4 drive vehicle on this road.
Haymond's Cemetery - Campo Santo
Need information, photos, & transcriptions of this cemetery
This town existed briefly from 1883 to 1903.  Campo Santo-Camp of the Saints
Holy Angels Cemetery

Need information, photos, & transcriptions of this cemetery.
Holy Angels is the name of the "Mexican" cemetery. Apparently, it didn't have a name for years and years. But during the 60's, the community restored the cemetery and gave it the name "Holy Angels". Holy Angels is side-by-side with Elm Grove. (Information furnished by Al, July 2009)
Photos added Thanks to John Shuck, April 2008
Information in Brown submitted by J. Javier Perez, Sept. 2010
Johnson’s Ranch Cemetery
Ten tombs, poor condition, not maintained
Need information, photos & transcriptions of this cemetery.
Loc: Sixteen miles below Castolón and just north of the Johnson’s Ranch site along the south side of the River Road. Look for one standing cement cross.
Lajitas Cemetery
Photos needed.
On Ranch Road 170.
J. T. Lewis gravesite
One tomb, poor condition except for a Woodmen of the World marker
Updated July 2009
Loc: immediately south of Glenn Spring on the escarpment. This marker can be seen from within Glenn Spring and from along the road leading south away from the old wax camp.

Interments
Updated August 2009

Need  photos of this cemetery.
Marathon, Texas
Marathon has had one cemetery since 1902. The east side of the cemetery was reserved for the Mexican population and was referred to as the "Mexican" or "Latin" cemetery.   Marathon Cemetery is no longer segregated. In 1995, the fence separating the two sections (anglo and latin) was removed. However, burials still seem to fall along racial lines.    Prior to 1902, it seems as though burials were catch-as-catch can. Some people were buried near the Collins (or Chambers) hotel. These sites are pretty much lost.   Some people were buried at Fort Pena Colorado.   This cemetery was the first "official" cemetery for Marathon.   Some folks were buried south of town in Beakley Draw. Beakley Draw was prone to flooding, and pointed up the need for a permanent, and safe, cemetery. Thus, Marathon Cemetery was established in 1902. Information furnished by Robert Shaw, Aug. 2009
A survey of the Anglo cemetery shows that there are 587 marked graves & approximately 127 unmarked or lost graves.  August 1984  (DESTROYED BY TORNADO)
Post Oak Cemetery
Interments
Need information, photos & transcriptions of this cemetery
From Johnston City take Hwy 281 to Ranch Road 1323, then Ranch Road 1320 to Old Post Oak Road
Rice Cemetery
Updated July 2009

Need information, photos & transcriptions of this cemetery.
SW of Panther Junction about 4 miles, in Big Bend National Park.
Names and Photos furnished by Al, July 2009
San Vicente Cemetery
Updated July 2009
Need information, photos & transcriptions of this cemetery.
SW of Rio Grande Village, in Big Bend National Park.  Thirty-seven graves visible, stable but uncared for condition. Loc: Three miles west of Park Road 118 (at the "curved" highway bridge) along the River Road. Searchers must locate a sloping cuesta (hill) four-tenths (.4) mile north of the road. If the lane leading in is blocked due to BBNP duncery one must park safely along the main road and walk in. The cemetery is located on the lee (southern) side of the said cuesta and is easily visible upon approach. There are several above ground false vaults here as well as some interesting ornamentation.
Study Butte Cemetery
Updated July 2009
Need information, photos & transcriptions of this cemetery.
Brewster County, Hwy 170 and 118, 5 miles East of Terlingua, 78 miles South of Alpine
Terlingua Abajo Cemetery
Need information, photos & transcriptions of this cemetery.
Terlingua Abajo Cemetery, which is about 8 miles south of the Terlingua townsite.
Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery
Need information & transcriptions of this cemetery.
Twenty-two graves, some reasonably well maintained.   The Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery is at the Terlingua town site on the North side of Hwy 170, five miles west of Study Butte.
Glenn P. Willeford and Gerald G. Raun (Off Site) Information on Ghost Towns of Brewster County
If you would like to submit transcripts from these cemeteries, or if you already have cemetery data, surveys and would like to share that work, please send your information to Jane Colmenares.  Thank you.
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