El Granjeno Cemetery, a Texas Historic Landmark, was established in 1872 with the burial of Don Antonio Garza. His brother, Don Juan Garza Escheverria, donated the surrounding land for use by the communities of El Granjeno and nearby Madero. A native of Reynosa, Mexico, Don Juan (born 1854) is buried there, along with many of his descendants. Specific instructions were spelled out in historic documents that the rear of the cemetery was to be reserved only for the burial of direct descendants of Don Juan Garza Escheverria. Also interred there are veterans of the Civil War, World War I and the Vietnam War.
On July 4, 2019, the City of Granjeno celebrated the opening of the Granjeno Veterans Memorial. The memorial is a tribute to the service men and women that have served – and continue to serve – our great country.