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Concordia Cemetery

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Address: 3700 East Yandell Drive, El Paso, TX 79903
Phone Number: (915) 842-8200
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This historic cemetery is the final resting place of John Wesley Hardin,...

This historic cemetery is the final resting place of John Wesley Hardin, "The Fastest Gun in the West."

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Look a long way back!

From the pioneers, to the Chinese, gun fighters and buffalo soldiers , Mormons and Jews and so on, all lay there in peace! Look at the tombstones and try to imagine how it was to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Berlin, Germany
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Buda, Texas
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Concordia is one of the oldest cemeteries in El Paso. Many landmark El Pasoans are buried here. Gunslingers, badmen, madams, mayors, marshalls, soldiers and early El Paso political leaders are laid two rest here. Free. park along the street. Enjoy the stroll. History comes alive here.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the pioneers, to the Chinese, gun fighters and buffalo soldiers , Mormons and Jews and so on, all lay there in peace! Look at the tombstones and try to imagine how it was to live at that time! Imagine tumbleweeds blown around from the wind......John Wesley Hardin a famous gun fighter lays there and you'll find his grave fast!... More 

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El Paso Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice stop for visitors to El Paso. Lots of tacky plastic flowers, tumbleweeds, dust, and tombstones with history. Walk around in the bright sunshine, then stumble over to the L & J for a tasty Mexican meal, queso fondido and hot tortillas, piping hot enchiladas and other dishes. A great place to stop for your last meal--in El Paso.

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Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This looks as though you stepped back in time to the old west. This really looks like the dusty end of the line, seemingly not much changed from the 1880's. It just has not moved into the 21st century with the rest of the city. It is enclosed within a stone wall, but one may walk or drive in to... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Recently made a tour of dead Texas gunfighters, of which John Wesley Hardin was a highlight. His grave is very easy to find and if you look around you can see Diamond Dick too. One highlight is the area reserved for the buffalo soldiers. Well worth seeing.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This cemetery has seen many famous and infamous people buried here. John Wesley Hardin's grave is a popular site. The new memorial to the Buffalo Soldiers is impressive. Unfortunately, much of Concordia is under maintained and much has had vandalism. In recent years, a greater attempt has been made to maintain what is there. I enjoyed my visit to the... More 

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Melissa S, Public Relations Manager at Concordia Cemetery, responded to this review

Thank you, Paul L., for reviewing Concordia Cemetery. We at Concordia Heritage Association (CHA) always appreciates input from Visitors. We are an small group of Volunteers who look after, preserve and protect the 52 acre Texas State Historic Cemetery, where over 60,000 people are buried. Though it may look, to the uniformed, as a cemetery in disrepair. Folks must understand... More 

Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

So unfortunate the vandalism in this cemetery and the sad shape of some of the headstones - some by obvious poor craftmanship - feel sorry for the families who paid for headstone monuments that weren't properly kilned or just poor work . Someone should donate a big fund to get this beautiful and historic cemetery to make it look better.... More 

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El Paso
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Visiting here just to see the historical graves is interesting but the night time ghost tours add so much to the experience!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

we went here after reading reviews and someone said that they liked this cemetery better than boothill near Tombstone. we were expecting quite a bit and left disappointed. The cemetary is huge and the map boards at the entrances do not give you sufficient information. There is a website as well with lots of info but as far as I... More 

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Melissa S, Public Relations Manager at Concordia Cemetery, responded to this review

We, Concordia Heritage Assoc. do have a handout map that I can Email you. There are over 60,000 people buried in the 52 acre cemetery and we are working on interpretive signage, as found at the Veterans Section, but we are a very small group of Volunteers that work hard to continue to protect and preserve the Cemetery, while trying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

We came here after visiting the L & J cafe. Our main goal was to visit the grave of the old gun slinger, John Wesley Hardin, but we enjoyed walking through looking at the other old graves. Many are very beautiful and unique. We actually got a mini-tour by one of the caretakers which was wonderful as well.

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