All the legends surrounding Davy Crockett sometimes make us forget that he was, in fact, a real human being.
He left behind his native Tennessee and came to Texas in search of adventure – and he certainly found it. He fought – and died – at the Alamo.
The gravesite at this cemetery is that of Crockett’s wife, Elizabeth, who moved her family from Tennessee to Acton in the 1850s to claim a land grant made available to heirs of the Alamo defenders. She was buried here in 1860, at the age of 72. In 1911, the State of Texas placed a commemorative monument to honor the widow of one of the nation’s most celebrated folk heroes.
Acton Cemetery and State Historic Site