History abounds

Confederate graves
Confederate soldiers make up a large portion of the dead who lay buried here.
User: Austin Explorer - 7/17/2009

Location: Texas State Cemetery

Rating: 5stars


I'll bet there's more history here per square foot than anywhere else in the state. The list of Texas luminaries who lie at rest here is impressive indeed.

Stopped by during lunch to make the visit official.  I need to come back at another time when there's more time to explore.  The photos attached here are from an earlier visit.

Log Photos
Confederate graves
Texas icons
Area around Texas State Cemetery
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