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Size:

The perimeter of the cemetery is 84 feet by 61 1/2 feet. It is estimated to have 39 graves.

Types of markers:

The majority of the markers are crosses, cement and wooden. Most of the markers are poorly constructed. It is the cemetery of poor families.

Condition:

The cemetery was well manicured at the time of visit. It appears that it is usually well maintained. Many markers and crosses are deteriorated because of weather conditions and there is no evidence of vandalism.

It is fenced by wire, and it has two gates that are closed but not locked. There are about 8 dirt mounded graves,1 cement/tiled bordered grave, 1 wooden bordered grave, and about 21 crosses (3 of which are broken) . The rest of the graves are grassed over.

There are 12 mesquite trees, 4 lily-type plants, and one grave has asparagus fern growing over it.

 

Type of Cemetery and Owner:

It is a privately owned cemetery, an organization out of New York. The cemetery is said to be for the Sandoval family, although no graves show the name of Sandoval. The cemetery is not available to the public as far as is known.

The caretakers appear to be the family of the deceased (no perpetual care). No records of burials are available.

There does not appear to be lots for sale. The plots are laid out on a West to East axis with the headstone to the west and the feet to the east. No plots were defined by fences. A few plots are defined by wooden or cement borders. It is not known who originally donated the land for the cemetery.