Acton State Historic Site, the smallest park in the state park system, is on Farm Road 1190 just outside of Acton in northeast Hood County. The .006-acre site comprises only the Crockett family plot in the old Acton Cemetery. The significant grave at the site is that of David Crockett's second wife, Elizabeth. The state does not own the site, but the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department maintained the plot through 2007. Effective January 1, 2008, operational control of Acton State Historic Site was transferred to the Texas Historical Commission.
Support Texas History Now
Join TSHA to support quality Texas history programs and receive exclusive benefits.
Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Christopher Long, “Acton State Historic Site,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 20, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/acton-state-historic-site.
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.