Concordia Cemetery

Concordia Cemetery, El Paso

Concordia Cemetery
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This historic cemetery is the final resting place of John Wesley Hardin, "The Fastest Gun in the West."
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4.0
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Terry E
Lake Ozark, MO2 contributions
Couples
My husband and I live in Lake Ozark MO and this is the second time we've had the chance to visit the Concordia Cemetery. My husband is a history buff and he's taken me to many locations around the west and south west of our great American. We live where the grass, weeds and trees flourish in the summer and run to Yuma Arizona in the winter. So we are familiar with same and dust.
Concordia Cemetery is a true example of the dry dust environment of Texas. I love cemeteries and believe they are a combination of art, family connection and history.
My only wish for this cemetery that is a piece of history is that the goats head weed be removed from your grounds.
Written June 11, 2022
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PeeDeeR
Seattle, WA436 contributions
We love old cemeteries and this one did not disappoint. We would have liked more time to walk about and see some of the older graves. There's quite a bit of information on line about this one. If you're here - hop across the street and enjoy a drink or good Mexican food at L&J Cafe.
Written May 28, 2022
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whateverintexas
Denton, TX83 contributions
this is one of the most unique places you will ever visit. a startling reminder of the punishing landscape and history of el paso, the concordia cemetery is tragic and gorgeous at the same time. do not visit in the summertime heat, however, unless you have a hat and water--it can be brutally hot. watch for prairie dogs, hawks, snakes, and lizards, too....an added attraction. stunning.
Written July 27, 2005
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wr11
Washington state211 contributions
Solo
This is a sad, dusty, windblown graveyard which is surely meaningful to relatives of the deceased buried here, but with no discernible draw for visitors. Wandered around for 25 minutes looking for the supposed gravesite of gunslinger Harden without ever locating it. Couldn't the City of El Paso or graveyard manager plant a few trees?? Desolate and depressing. The "2" rating is wildly generous.
Written December 31, 2014
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ElpasonativeDallas
Dallas1 contribution
I am originally from El paso, My grandmother, Grandfather and my little brother were laid to rest in this Cemetary. I went to visit last week and to my surprise found they were having a Ghost hunt Thursday evening after 730p and charging an $20.00 entrance fee. I saw many flickering lights, flash lights and too much disturbance. I felt very uncomfortable with this, just knowing that all are laid to rest in peace., supposingly. I dont understand why concordia officials would allow such actions. Someone (ghost hunter entrancemoney collector) mentioned to me that this happens on occassion and they are there seekin "ghost". I asked if anyone ever reported such sightings, she shrugged saying I dont know. Its all just fun.
If I had opportunity to move my deceased family to another place where they would not be disturbed and they could lay in Peace, I would definitely do this. I find these "ghost huntings" very disrespectful and Concordia officials should thing twice allowing these things to occur.
Written September 23, 2009
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Annaline
Park Ridge, IL7,031 contributions
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I almost didn't make it there. I did not know that I was allowed to drive through it. Make sure you go there through the entrance/gate from the E Yandell Dr. (located in the middle of the fence/wall). There is a map of it (there is another one next to the gate on Boone Street but in a very bad shape). This map is not so easy to read and it is not very helpful to identify those more interesting (from the historical point of view) graves.. I was very lucky because the guard who was there at the time I got there was very helpful and he showed me what I needed to see and he told me a lot of interesting information about El Paso and this cemetery. I wish there are some brochures and/or better handouts for tourist to respectfully venture around graves on this cemetery. I was surprised that the cemetery was divided by religion and it look like that only the Jewish sector was taken care of! Why city won't invest some money in this treasure?
Written November 6, 2015
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Tim N
El Paso County, CO7 contributions
Solo
I visited Concordia Cemetery because I wanted to visit the graves site of John Wesley Hardin, a gunslinger, who was shot and killed in El Paso, Tx. in 1895. This is a true "old west" cemetery that will take you back in time over a hundred years once you enter it's gates. There is also a large section in the back of cemetery for the Chinese immigrants who built the intercontinental railroad. Most of the graves are marked with very humble and old wooden crosses, and the few concrete markers are crumbling away in most cases. If you're into history especially old west history this is a must visit when in El Paso. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as the cemetery is 52 acres and will require some walking and hours if you were to visit all the sections of the cemetery.
Written October 6, 2015
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Marlene S
Redwood Valley, CA13 contributions
Couples
Be advised October 1 hours are 8-5 ONLY! Drove all the way there to find this out and was very disappointed.
Written October 2, 2015
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Dear Marlene, So sorry you got there and the cemetery was closed. The Cemetery is Open 365 Days a year from: Winter 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Summer: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm The reason for early closure in October is for your Safety and Security. We cannot afford On site Security after 5:00 Pm in the winter hours. But, we do hope you will come back and visit us another time. Visit our Facebook "Concordia Cemetery" page to watch for special events, like our Ghost Tours, that help us raise funds to protect and preserve the cemetery. Melissa - PR Volunteer for Concordia Heritage Assoc.
Written May 25, 2016
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francesno1
El Paso, TX38 contributions
Historical cemetery well worth the visit. Many Buffalo soldiers are buried here. This is also were John Wesley Hardin is buried. The Historical Society has annual reenactments. This a great place for all to see, the historical value is priceless. After you have worked up an appetite be sure and visit another El Paso landmark just across the street the L & J Cafe (Mexican Food). One of El Paso's greatest eatery.
Written July 16, 2015
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Cindy A
Paamul41 contributions
Solo
I go every other visit, I took out of town friends this time and they enjoyed the history also. It's like the old west, gunslingers, buffalo soldiers, the only Chinese Cemetary in Texas. Tumble weeds and headstones. Visit if you have a chance. Get out of the car and read some of the stones.
Written April 28, 2015
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