Acton State Historic Site Article

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Acton State Historic Site
Texas State Historic Site
Acton state historic site 2009.jpg
Acton State Historic Site in 2009
LocationActon Cemetery, FM 167,
Acton, Texas
Coordinates 32°26′25″N 97°41′5″W / 32.44028°N 97.68472°W / 32.44028; -97.68472
ACTON STATE HISTORIC SITE Latitude and Longitude:

32°26′25″N 97°41′5″W / 32.44028°N 97.68472°W / 32.44028; -97.68472
Area0.006 acres (0.0024 ha)
Elevation745 feet (227 m)
Designated1949
Built1911 (1911)-1913 (1913)
Governing body Texas Historical Commission
Website Acton State Historic Site
Acton State Historic Site is located in Texas
Acton State Historic Site
Location of
Acton State Historic Site
Texas State Historic Site
in Texas
Acton State Historic Site is located in the US
Acton State Historic Site
Acton State Historic Site (the US)

Acton State Historic Site, located near Acton approximately 6 miles (10 km) east of Granbury in Hood County, Texas (United States), is the grave site of Elizabeth Patton Crockett, second wife of Davy Crockett, who married him in Tennessee in 1815. She died January 31, 1860. The site also contains the graves of her son Robert and Robert's wife Matilda. A monument was erected in 1913 at Acton Cemetery in over the grave of Elizabeth with money authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1911.

On January 1, 2008, Acton was transferred from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission.

The entire site is 12 feet (3.7 m) wide by 21 feet (6.4 m) long, or 0.006 acre (23 m²), making it Texas' smallest historic site. [1]

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References

  1. ^ Christopher Long: Acton State Historic Site from the Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved December 23, 2008.

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