Acton State Historic Site

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Acton State Historic Site in 2009

Acton State Historic Site, located approximately 6 miles (10 km) east of Granbury in Hood County, Texas (USA), 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 at Acton Cemetery in honor 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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  1. ^ Christopher Long: Acton State Historic Site from the Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved December 23, 2008.

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Coordinates: 32°26′24″N 97°41′03″W / 32.44000°N 97.68417°W / 32.44000; -97.68417