Acton State Historic Site

The grave site of Elizabeth Crockett. Elizabeth Crockett's headstone. Statute of Elizabeth Crockett. Visitors view Acton State Historic Site.

Acton Cemetery
FM 167
Acton, TX 76049 
GPS: N32° 26' 24.8” W97° 41' 5"
512-463-7948
historic-sites@thc.state.tx.us

 

Map to Acton's location

In the small town of Acton, five miles outside of Granbury, a statue of Elizabeth Crockett appears to be looking for her husband in the distance. Towering over Acton Cemetery, this regal monument marks the burial site of Davy Crockett's second wife, Elizabeth, who died in 1860 at the age of 72. Today, Acton State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, continues to preserve and pay tribute to the widow of one of the nation's most celebrated folk heroes.

Upcoming Events

May 1

Historic Sites Free Day

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) will offer FREE admission to all 20 THC state historic sites on Sunday, May 1st, including Acton State Historic Site.

Visitor Information

The gravesite of Elizabeth Crockett is located near the center of Acton Cemetery. Gravel paths run throughout the cemetery, but there is no path that leads directly to the site. Wayfinding signs help to direct visitors to the gravesite.

At the site, visitors will find the statue of Crockett and an interpretive sign that provides additional information. Please note that a visitors center and restrooms are not available at the cemetery.

Nearby Attractions

For nearby attractions, accommodations, and restaurants, visit the Granbury, Glen Rose, or Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureaus.

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