Davy Crockett's Family

Davy Crockett's Family Settled in Granbury

Davy Crockett's widow, Elizabeth, and his son, Robert settled in what is now Hood County, in the 1850's.

They built two small long cabins near the early frontier settlement of Acton.

The foundation of one of the Crockett's cabins is now beneath an old rock ranch house and it features an escape tunnel to a nearby creek bed. The tunnel was used to hide from Indians.

The site of Elizabeth's cabin is marked by a Texas Centennial Marker, the first historical markers erected in Texas.

Elizabeth died in 1860 and is buried in the Acton Cemetery, the smallest state park in Texas and known as one of Acton's historical sites. A statue was erected at her grave site by the state of Texas in 1911 to honor the pioneer mother. Acton Cemetery is open to the public.

Robert became a Hood County Commissioner and his son, Ashley was Granbury's first newspaper publisher in the early 1970's.

Crockett Street in Granbury is named in honor of the Crockett family an their contributions to Hood County History.

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