Acton State Historic Site

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Acton State Historic Site

Texas

(512) 463-7948

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Overview

Acton State Historic Site, located in northeast Hood County, is Texas' smallest historic site with a total of .01 acres. The site is the burial ground of Elizabeth Crockett, second wife of Davy Crockett, who married him in Tennessee in 1815. She died Jan. 31, 1860. Because Crockett fought for Texas and died at the Alamo, his heirs were eligible for a land grant, but Mrs. Crockett did not claim her grant until 1853. By that time all choice land was claimed and she had to give a surveyor half of her land for locating a tract for her gravesite. The monument was erected at Acton Cemetery by Legislative appropriation in 1911. The site is open Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Map of Acton (TX)

Latitude, Longitude: 32.441263, -97.684336

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  • Historic Sites

    Acton State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is located in northeast Hood County and is Texas' smallest historic site, with a total of .01 acres. Located in Acton Cemetery, the site is the burial ground of Elizabeth Crockett, second wife of Davy Crockett. She died Jan. 31, 1860 at the age of 72.

    A striking statue of Elizabeth looking off into the distance marks her gravesite, where visitors come to pay their respects and take in the beauty of the natural setting.

Directions

Driving

Travel 4.5 miles east of Granbury on US 377 to FM 167 South, then 2.4 miles south on FM 167 to Acton. The cemetery is on the right.

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(512) 463-7948

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