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Texas State Cemetery

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Neighborhood: East Austin
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Address: 909 Navasota St., Austin, TX 78702
Phone Number: 512-463-0605
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Description: Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this...
Some of Texas' most prominent historical figures are buried in this cemetery.
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Lots of Texas history

Well mantained & adorned, all Texas patriots are buried here,along with Cowboys greatest coach Tom Landry

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Well mantained & adorned, all Texas patriots are buried here,along with Cowboys greatest coach Tom Landry

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was in Texas for a wedding and was asked by a fellow traveler to visit Chris Kyle's grave. I am 62 and my friend in her early 30's. Once we paid our respects to Chris Kyle's grave, we walked around this peaceful, beautiful cemetery. Then I began to see history in front of me. There are several memorials to... More 

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Austin, TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Small cemetary on Austin's East Side...most of which is still empty. Significant graves include Steven F. Austin, Barbara Jordon, Ann Richards, Charlie Wilson (Charlie Wilson's War) , Chris Kyle (American Sniper), Tom Landry, John and Nelly Connally....and many other nationally recognized politicians and heros.

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Austin, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have been here several times with middle-school students as part of a Texas history field trip. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it, and even more so at how much the students seem to like it. The tour guides have a wealth of information and fascinating stories to tell about the residents. On a sunny day, the... More 

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Harker Heights, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Consider the Arlington of Texas. Texas State Cemetery is located east of downtown Austin, approximately 9 hectares of land designated as historical site. Many prominent Texans are buried who one or another made a great impact in the history of the State. A great majority of them are politicians, Medal of Honor recipient, union soldier, confederate soldiers, authors and recently... More 

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Locust Grove, VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This cemetery, on the east side of Austin, is a beautifully maintained urban site that contains a Confederate section and gravestones and/or markers for famous and distinguished Texans or individuals who have had an important impact on Texas. There are also some very nice tributes to members of our armed forces in the various wars in which the U.S. has... More 

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Vidor, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What an amazing, beautiful slice of Texas history! See the final resting places of Stephen F. Austin, John Connolly, Chris Kyle, Ma and Pa Ferguson, and so many other Texas governors, senators, and dignitaries. If you loved Longhorn football, you can see Darrell Royal's marker. There are some truly fabulous monuments here, memorials to certain military branches, and so much... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Really pretty grounds and lots of historic tombs most of which I was unfamiliar with since, of course, they were all Texans. Still, lots of history to be learned from reading from the tombstones. My only complaint is that the grounds close at 5 pm which seems quite early.

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Houston
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Of the numerous times my hubby and I have visited Austin, we had never passed the Texas State Cemetery just east of downtown. We decided to loop back to the cemetery after our errand was finished and found an absolutely fascinating and beautiful place. The rolling elevations and water features make it very interesting, and I'm sure when the roses,... More 

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Italy
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33 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Texas State Cemetery is the final resting place of countless soldiers, politicians, a famous Texans of note. The grounds of the east side cemetery are very well kept and walking around the property brings a sense of solitude. There are even cenotaphs for some famous Texans like Tom Landry and heroes like Chris Kyle (American Sniper). Mostly, it's an... More 

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