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Acton Cemetery Cemetery
Hood County,

Location of Acton historic site, smallest state park in Texas. Includes the grve of Mrs. Elizabeth P. Crockett (1788-1860), widow of the Alamo hero David Crockett, and 2 of his children. In 1911 a monument and statue were erected to her memory. Acton (formerly Comanche Peak Post Office) was named in 1855 by C.P. Hollis, first merchant in town. In spite of early name, Acton had few Comanche raids. After erecting a building for church and school, area pioneers selected this plot as cemetery. First person buried here was Mrs. Wash Hutcheson, in 1855. (1968)

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Contributed on 4/12/20 by ashaw444
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Submitted: 4/12/20 • Approved: 4/15/20 • Last Updated: 4/18/20 • R297963-G0-S3

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