Details for Cemetery of Canary Islanders (Atlas Number 5493000701)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5493000701

Data

Marker Number 701
Atlas Number 5493000701
Marker Title Cemetery of Canary Islanders
Index Entry Cemetery of Canary Islanders
Address 710 10th Street
City Floresville
County Wilson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 581773
UTM Northing 3224659
Subject Codes graveyards
Marker Year 1967
Designations
Marker Location northeast corner of 10th and Plum Streets, facing 10th Street (US 181). Cemetery is behind O'Reilly Auto Parts and AutoZone.
Marker Size 14" x 24"
Marker Text Predates church built 1732 by colonists who arrived 1731, led by Juan Leal Goras. They farmed and raised stock. Their villa, San Fernando, was first municipality in Texas. Among unmarked graves is that of flamboyant Dona Maria Cavillo. Site now county-owned. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967.