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Taken 11-Mar-11
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Keywords:Texas Cemeteries, Goliad County Cemetery, La Bahia Cemetery
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.42 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken11-Mar-11 13:52
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Camera modelNIKON D90
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
La Bahia Cemetery

La Bahia Cemetery

Goliadbr/Goliad County, Texasbr/28 38.798prime; N 97 22.822prime; Wbr/Directions: Start at the intersection of Lopez Road and Cabrera Road south of Goliad. The cemetery is on the southeast corner of the br/Historical Marker: La Bahia Cemetery is located in the community of La Bahia and was established in conjunction with the Chapel of Presidio Nuestra Senora de Santa Maria de Loreto de la Bahia. The presidio had been relocated in 1749 to the banks of the San Antonio River from several previous locations. The cemetery has served as an important place of burial for the Spanish speaking community of La Bahia since its establishment. Although its exact date of establishment is unknown, historical accounts indicate the presence of cemetery in La Bahia as early as the 1830s. Today, the cemetery remains an active burial site and serves as a reminder of La Bahiarsquo;s prominent place in Texas history.