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The Acton State Historic Site

Previously known as the smallest state park in Texas, final resting place of Elizabeth Crockett, second wife of frontiersman David (Davy) Crockett. Born in Buncon County North Carolina, May 22, 1788, she married David in 1815 at Lawrence County Tennessee, and she died on January 31, 1860 at the age of 72 in Texas. The site also contains the graves of several other family members. A monument was erected at the Acton Cemetery, in honor of Elizabeth Crockett, by the Texas State Legislature in 1911.

In January of 2008 management of the Acton State Historic Site was transferred from the Texas State Parks System to the Texas State Historical Commission.

Directions to this site are simple. Find Acton Texas on a map and go there. The town isn’t very big, and you can’t hardly miss the cemetery. Acton is about 5 or 6 miles from Granbury Texas and a good addition to a road trip to the Granbury and Glen Rose Texas area.  The historic Acton Masonic Lodge is next to the Acton Cemetery and an interesting bit of local history.

Acton State Historic Site Photo

Acton State Historic Site in Acton Texas

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County: Hood

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