JEWISH CEMETERIES IN
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, USA:
Hebrew Cemetery Association of Brownsville
2nd and East Madison Streets, Brownsville
Cameron County, Texas
Directors: Larry Holtzman, Ruben Edelstein, Alan Mesh, Richard S. Hoffman
Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop
Last updated on: October 22, 2011
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Jewish settlers came to the Brownsville/Matamoros area in the mid-1840's. In
1868 one half acre of land next to the city cemetery was purchased by the Hebrew
Benevolent society from Charles Stillman for $1.
Victims of an 1858 yellow fever epidemic, who were
originally buried in the city cemetery, were later reinterred here. This was the
only Jewish burial ground to serve the lower Texas Valley and Matamoros until
Among the many civic and business leaders buried here are
immigrants from Europe and Veterans from every American War since 1845.