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“quick but interesting visit”
Review of Acton State Park

Acton State Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Acton
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting to read the information about Davy Crockett's 2nd wife and how she came to be buried here.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Elizabeth Crockett made her mark on this area, and then was buried here in the Acton Cemetary, later creating the smallest state park in Texas. Other family members were buried in the Granbury cemetary.

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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.

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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 family in Texas and the Granbury area. An interesting and lesser-known stop on the Texas history trail.

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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 the head stones.

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