FAVORITES - Barbra Kates
Powered by SmugMug Log In

Milky Way Rising Over Terlinqua, TX Cemetery

Milky Way rising over the Terlingua, Texas cemetery with Chisos Mountains as the backdrop.
One of the most photographed cemeteries in Texas, the earliest grave marker is dated 1903, the year mercury mining began in this area. Most of the people laid to rest here are miners who succumbed to mercury toxicity.
Terlingua has a population of about 58 who live and work in this ghost town.
Best time to visit the cemetery is during the November “Day of the Dead” celebration when the monochromatic graveyard transforms into color from flowers, candles, streamers, and other decorations.