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Address: 252 W Bridge St, Granbury, TX 76048-2122

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Historic Cemetery with a View

The Granbury Cemetery is a very well-maintained historic cemetery and contains the graves of many of the founders and famous residents of Granbury. Most interesting are probably... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 28, 2016
Dallas, TX
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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The Granbury Cemetery is a very well-maintained historic cemetery and contains the graves of many of the founders and famous residents of Granbury. Most interesting are probably the grave of General Granbury, very small and plain, the supposed resting place of outlaw Jesse James, and a number of the descendants of Davy Crockett. The view from the cemetery overlooking the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

There is a great view from here. On a clear day you can clearly see the top of the courthouse downtown and the hills off in the distance from the cemetery. It seems to be famous for the possible real grave of Jesse James, one of about a dozen places making that claim. If this is the final resting place... More 

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Euless, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I like cemeteries, especially old ones. This fine cemetery features graves dating from the early settlement of Texas by Anglos. Much of the family of Davy Crockett are buried here as is the purported body of Jesse James. There are several old trees casting shade on the graves. Old and new graves are intermixed. You just have to explore.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is a large cemetery. You might stop at the Train Depot to ask information about where you should look for a grave. The Train Depot is run by volunteers and hours are limited. They have a map at the Depot but no map at the cemetery. Well-maintained cemetery. Jesse James grave is marked but just a headstone and nothing... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

If you are familiar with local history, you will be interested in visiting the cemetery. Otherwise, you will not find it anything special.

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Magnolia, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

Visited the town's namesake Granbury's family plot along with the alleged final resting place of Jesse James. Kids looked up Jesse James on their smartphones and learned a little of post civil war legend. Worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Took the kids to see the possible grave of Jesse James. Of course we had to put a penny on top, just in case. Lots of other interesting headstones. This is a cute little town full of history. Thanks to the reviewer who posted to go to the back of the cemetery to find the grave.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

Well maintained cemetary,Still in use, with the grave of Jesse James, the one that is recognized by the James Family as the real one. Also the graves of Granbury, and some of the children of David Crockett. 5 minute drive from the square. Leave a penny on Jesse's tombstone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous final resting place on the top of a hill with great views. The only thing we didn't like was the intermingled old and new graves making it more difficult to look at just older spaces. There is a ton of history here but unfortunately some markers are broken and/or so old we couldn't read them. Did find the plot... More 

Thank N M
Granbury, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you're into history and like touring old cemeteries, this is the place for you! There are quite a few famous historical people laid to rest here. In fact, there's a couple of rumors that have been circulating for years that Jessie James and John Wilkes Booth are buried in this cemetery under assumed names.

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