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“A must see for history and cemetery buffs”
Review of Concordia Cemetery

Concordia Cemetery
Ranked #15 of 97 things to do in El Paso
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Owner description: This historic cemetery is the final resting place of John Wesley Hardin, "The Fastest Gun in the West."
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Where do I start? This cemetery has it all -- very old sections dating back to the 1880s, a Buffalo Soldier section, Chinese, and Mexican-American. I never get tired of it. If you want to take pictures, go in the morning so you can get the beautiful mountain in the background. The Concordia Cemetery Assoc has put benches and shelters in some places so you can walk and rest. John Wesley Hardin, the famous gunfighter, is buried there. There are always flowers -- artificial but beautiful.

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Concordia cemetery is a fascinating experience. The cemetery is quite large, with many interesting grave sites. We were looking for John Wesley Hardin's gravesite, but could not find it. Two kind cemetery workers walked us through the cemetery in the hot sun, to find the grave. I did not go to find ghosts, but to discover the interesting history of El Paso. I highly recommend this destination for anyone interested in the varied and rich history of El Paso del Norte.

1  Thank Rhea A
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Concordia is a huge historical cemetery, probably most noted for the grave of John Wesley Hardin, the infamous gunfighter. The cemetery is divided into sections such as the Catholic or Mormon, or county cemeteries. It's a good idea to pick up a brochure/map before making your way through the grounds. On the day we visited we came across a security guard sitting in her car - really cold day - and she was very friendly and helpful, guiding us around the cemetery and telling us some of the history. If you're a lover of history, this is a very interesting place to stop. It's an easy access from the interstate highway. We were there in December so it was very quiet and we were able to drive our car throughout the cemetery grounds. Very moving graves, some well-tended, some neglected. So much history.

2  Thank Patti M
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Whent ther for a guided ghost tour and it was jus ok, nothing scary or out of the ordinary, its fun to doit one time an probably not repeat

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I visited Concordia Cemetery do some geocaching. I had drove past the cemetery many times but was not fully aware of the history within its walls. Visiting cemetery's is not for everyone so it you are into this sort of thing there are lots of interesting burial plots to visit.

1  Thank Lewis P
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