Texas State Cemetery, Austin

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909 Navasota Street, Austin, Texas 512-463-0605

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    The Texas State Cemetery

    by VeronicaG Updated Aug 6, 2008

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    Maybe it seems strange including a cemetery on a list of THINGS TO DO, but this is really an interesting place! We love rambling through old cemeteries and the Texas State Cemetery presented an opportunity to view monuments of the famed and heroic.

    Monuments to Stephen F. Austin (pic #2),noted as the Father of Texas; Joanna Troutman, the Betsy Ross of Texas; cenotaph to James Michener, prize winning author; former Governor John Connally, survivor of the Kennedy Assassination and Tom Landry, coach of the Dallas Cowboys have been erected here.

    This is the final resting place for 12 governors, various legislators, judges and the celebrated from the State of Texas. Other notables are Edmund Davis, Albert Sidney Johnston, John Wharton and those who fought in the battle of San Jacinto.

    An official highway runs through the cemetery--Highway 165. It is the shortest highway in Texas designated as Lou Kemp Road, in honor of his work in having people of import from early Republic and Statehood eras reinterred during the Texas Centennial Celebration.

    We explored the Republic Hill and Confederate Field sections of the cemetery (pic #4), which are the oldest parts of the cemetery. 2,200 confederates and some of their spouses are buried in the Confederate area. There were only a few battles on Texas soil, but Texans served in both Confederate and Federal armies.

    A lovely reflecting pool (pic #3) and The Plaza (pic #5), where events pertinent to the history of Texas are marked add a spirit of contemplation to your visit.

    Hours are 8 am-5pm Mon.-Fri. for the Visitor Center; 8am-5pm daily for the Grounds. Guided tours can be arranged Mon.-Fri. between 9am-3:30 p.m. Tour Coordinator: 512-463-6600.

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