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The Duran Cemetery is an early 20th century cemetery from all indications of the markers which remain. There are only twelve graves that are marked with legible stones or funeral home markers. There are many indications of graves with no headstones, and some with illegible funeral home markers. The burial site appears to cover approximately one-quarter to one-half acre. It has an old fence in very run down condition surrounding it.
The last burial in this cemetery was in 1952. In speaking with different ranchers in the area, we were told that there are members of a Johnson family buried in this cemetery; however, we did not find any tombstones with that surname on them. During our research we found records of a Juanita G. Garza (b. 7-20-1935 --d. 9-30-1935), age 2 months, having been buried in the Duran Cemetery. Her grave is not marked.
The cemetery is located on the Richard M. Cummins Ranch on County Road 169. To reach the ranch from Dripping Springs, go west on U.S. 290 toward Johnson City for 2.3 miles to the junction of Co. Rd. 169. Turn right onto 169 and drive north for 3.4 miles. The ranch house will be on the left side of the road and there is a sign on the mailbox. The cemetery is located just north of the house and just off 169. If it were not for the evergreen trees you could possibly see the cemetery from the roadway which runs in front of the house.
Permission must be obtained to go through the ranch to visit the cemetery. We are grateful to Mr. Cummins for allowing us to visit the site.