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Address: Acton, TX 76049
Phone Number: +1 512-463-7948
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Five miles outside of Granbury, a statue of Elizabeth Crockett appears as...

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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Texas Bucket List Stop

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 in the middle of the nicely maintained cemetery and includes informational plaques about the Crockett... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 that date back to the civil war. I spent two hours wandering around looking at... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 54), some of the kids were horsing around out there and broke Elizabeth's finger off.... More 

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 in a very small fenced in area of the cemetary (a cemetary lot).

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Goodland, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of the stones are now unreadable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

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

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