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Texas State Cemetery

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Address: 909 Navasota St, Austin, TX 78702-3322
Phone Number: +1 512-463-0605
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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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HISTORY OF TEXAS - TRANQUIL, SERENE AND MAJESTIC

Texas has so much history and this State Cemetery adds to the understanding and comprehension of the great significance Texans place on their heritage. Whether they were past... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Texas has so much history and this State Cemetery adds to the understanding and comprehension of the great significance Texans place on their heritage. Whether they were past politicans, 9/11 victims, veterans etc, the flags fly high in honour of them. Americans place so much value on their servicemen and servicewomen and if you look amongst the gravesites, you will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To-day is November the 11th Remembrance Day This is the day when we British, Australian, New Zealand, South Africa and Canadian remember all our service personnel who gave their lives for our freedom in the two Great wars.Just walking round this peaceful place reminds one of the futility of armed conflict. The tradition to wear a red poppy started in... More 

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful and interesting place. On this cemetery you will find lots graves of historical Texans. Also 9/11 and war monuments. The American Sniper Chris Kyle is also buried here. The place is serene and i definately recommend a visit.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Went to state cemetery on my grandauters school trip and so glad I did. Saw the grave of Steven f Austin & other Texan heros, also the grave of sports heros tom Landry,derail royal,we willie willams (negro leave).

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Thank Mike C
Cleveland, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the cemetery shortly before closing but should have had time to walk around briefly. Not long after walking in (before 5 pm) we were ushered to the gate by a gentleman on a golf cart stating that they were closing the gates NOW. I understand it was close to 5 but it wasn't 5 and felt that... More 

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Mason City, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

What a beautifully maintained cemetery to honor great Texans. I had the pleasure of taking my husband here on his first trip to Texas yesterday as we went through Austin. It was my third visit, and I was moved by the Chris Kyle stone that was not present on my last trip. We took time to read memorial stones and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We were to tour the cemetery as part of our Hill Country tour. Unfortunately there was a private service happening, so we only saw it from a distance. Guide was very knowledgeable about it's history. Lovely from the outside.

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Lufkin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

I went with Leadership Lufkin to the Cemetery. The cemetery is amazing in that it started as a civil war veterans cemetery for paupers and has now become the resting place for many of the great Texas heroes. Coaches Tom Landry and Darrel Royal both rest here as well as one of the latest on the role Chris Kyle. Barbara... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I deal a lot with find a grave and genealogy. My friend and I went to see some famous graves. I thought it was gorgeous and well maintained. However, I am used to being able to drive through cemeteries and park...this one has limited driving area and parking is on the outside on the streets. The main entrance had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time, walking around reading headstones. The grounds are very well be manicured, lots of shade, & have sidewalks so my dad can ride he's scooter. This is a picture of Chris Kyle's headstone. Very moving !!

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