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Acton State Park

Acton, TX 76049
+1 512-463-7948
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Quick stop

We only visited Elizabeth Crockett's grave. Worth a few minutes if you're already in the area. I... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
ajator
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Stephenville, Texas
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Texas Bucket List Stop

Acton Cemetery and the grave of Elizabeth Crockett has been on my list for a while. I stopped here... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
texasrepublichistory
,
Dallas, TX
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Five miles outside of Granbury, a statue of Elizabeth Crockett appears as if she's looking for her husband in the distance. The Acton State Historic Site preserves the burial site of Elizabeth Crockett, Davy Crockett's second wife. Elizabeth moved to the Acton area in the mid-1850's to claim a land grant eligible to the heirs of Alamo defenders. She dies Jan. 31., 1860 dressed in widow's black she had worn since hearing about her husband's death. A regal monument now towers over Acton Cemetery, paying tribute to the widow of one of the nation's most celebrated folk heroes.
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Acton, TX 76049
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We only visited Elizabeth Crockett's grave. Worth a few minutes if you're already in the area. I didn't see the park you read about online... just a cemetery, but we didn't spend much time looking.

Thank ajator
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Acton Cemetery and the grave of Elizabeth Crockett has been on my list for a while. I stopped here on the way to Granbury. Now designated as a Historical Site instead of state park, I believe, the tall, striking monument to Elizabeth Crockett is located...More

1  Thank texasrepublichistory
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Acton is a very small town but it has a Texas State Park within the city limits. It has Elizabeth Crockett's grave designated as a State Park. Any history buff will enjoy the visit to the cemetery because besides the Crockett grave there are graves...More

Thank Mac M
Reviewed 26 March 2015

It's worth a quick trip into the Acton Cemetery to see Elizabeth Crockett's grave. While you're there, check out the many other tombstones from the late 1800's.

Thank ixoye80550
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Pretty amazing to have Davie Crockett's wife buried right there in my home town! Though it is the smallest State Park, it is worth a look!! Just glad to see the Historical Society finally fixed the her finger! According to my Momma (GHS Class of...More

1  Thank 1Charla
Reviewed 9 October 2012

I lived across the street from Acton State Park for 8 years. It is deceiving to call it a state park. Yes, it is the smallest state park in TX. and may hold some interested for that reason. But it is actually just a tombstone...More

Thank MrsH68
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Acton is Texas' smallest state park. Elizabeth Crockett, wife of Alamo hero David Crockett, rests here under a large monument. Confederate veterans are also buried here. This takes some effort to reach, but is interesting. Bring pencil and paper to do gravestone rubbings as many...More

Thank Roxie1203
Reviewed 4 February 2012

Small but cute cemetary. Davy Crockett's wife and family buried here. Understand descendants still live in the area

Thank Baznsuz
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