Acton State Historic Site

Acton State Historic Site, located in northeast Hood County, is Texas smallest historic site with a total of .01 acres. The site is the burial ground of Elizabeth Crockett, second wife of Davy Crockett, who married him in Tennessee in 1815. She died Jan. 31, 1860. Because Crockett fought for Texas and died at the Alamo, his heirs were eligible for a land grant, but Mrs. Crockett did not claim her grant until 1853. By that time all choice land was claimed and she had to give a surveyor half of her land for locating a tract for her gravesite. The monument was erected at Acton Cemetery by Legislative appropriation in 1911.