Sunday, July 01, 2012

Evan Lewis Take Note

Smallest State Park in Texas, Acton, Texas: Acton, Texas
.006 acres. It's the tiny fenced zone around the grave of Elizabeth P. Crockett, Davy's second wife. Elizabeth was granted land in Texas for the bravery shown by Davy Crockett at the Alamo. But she waited 17 years to claim it, and by then all of the good spots in Texas were taken. So she ended up having to give a surveyor half of her savings to find a tract worth claiming. Her grave was declared a state park in 1911, and the Texas Legislature paid $2,000 to erect a tall pillar with her statue on top, looking west, waiting for Davy to come home.

1 comment:

Evan Lewis said...

Yikes. I missed this on my last Texas pilgrimage.