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Full grown mesquite trees shade some of the graves on the east side. The cemetery is generally well cared for and families are responsible for their own graves and markers; however, a few of the older graves have been neglected, families either move or just don't care, nevertheless everyone is encouraged to keep their graves and markers clean.

Most of the markers and the Cavazos tomb are in good condition. There are three unusual markers that include photos of the deceased.

Until now, record or burials were not kept. An Update list and location of graves is attached. Most of the plots face west.

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Established in 1878 for the Cavazos's family, the cemetery is located in Cameron County, Precint 2 in San Pedro, a small community six and a half miles west of Brownsville, Texas on Old Military Highway. The communities of San Pedro, El Carmen and La Puerta were established and settled by the Cavazos family. La Puerta, for unknown reasons, was later abandoned.

There are 106 identifiable graves and 10 unidentifiable graves with and without markers, but no data.

Burials in the rural area has increased and permission for burials in these cemeteries is deliberately or completely disregarded. Services are routinely performed without proper permission often illegally trespassing on local private property. This has occured because it is generally misunderstood by families in and outside the rural area that all rural area cemeteries are county property and entitles them to bury their loved ones wherever they choose.

Therefore, in order to avoid embarrassment or misunderstanding during a time of a family sorrow and grief, local funeral directors, as well as the County Judge and Commissioners, were notified that the DON SABAS CAVAZOS CEMETERY was a private cemetery, and burials at this site without the family's expressed permission were prohibited.

 

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Therefore, in order to avoid embarrassment or misunderstanding during a time of a family sorrow and grief, local funeral directors, as well as the County Judge and Commissioners, were notified that the DON SABAS CAVAZOS CEMETERY was a private cemetery, and burials at this site without the family's expressed permission were prohibited.