Texas State Cemetery
It might seem a little odd and morbid for us to mention the Texas State Cemetery in Go Austin. However, the Texas State Cemetery is the final resting place for many Governors, Senators, Legislators, Congressmen, Judges and other legendary Texans who have made the state what it is today. Efforts to establish the Texas State Cemetery began in 1851, with the death of General Edward Burleson. Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock Burleson served with Sam Houston in the Battle of San Jacinto and as Vice President of the Republic of Texas. Throughout the years other notable Texans have been buried on Cemetery grounds including: Stephen F. Austin, General Albert Sidney Johnston, Governor Allan Shivers, Governor John Connally, and Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock. There are also many monuments erected on the grounds of the cemetery that are to honor groups of Texans.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am - 5pm. The Grounds are open daily from 8 am - 5 pm.