Acton in Hood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Location of Acton Historic Site, smallest state park in Texas. Includes the grave 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.
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 79.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 32° 26.448′ N, 97° 41.099′ W. Marker is in Acton, Texas, in Hood County. Marker is on Fall Creek Highway (Farm to Market Road 167) 0.2 miles north of Cleburne Highway (Farm to Market Road 4), on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Granbury TX 76049, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grave of Elizabeth Crockett (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Former Acton Masonic Lodge Hall (about 400 feet away); Three Miles South to the Grave of Elizabeth Crockett (approx. 2.3 miles away); Gordon Home (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Aston House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Baker-Carmichael House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Hood County Jailhouse (approx. 5.9 miles away); Baker-Rylee Building and Town Square Service Station (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Acton.
Also see . . . Acton State Historic Site - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
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