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Intriguing Texas Gravesites of the Famous and (Infamous)

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Historic gravesites are an intriguing piece of cemeteries as they provide you with the opportunity to pay your respects to those dearly departed we admired in life, but also visit the resting place of the infamous. We all know cemeteries are full of legends, history lessons, and even rumors of being haunted. Many burial grounds are centuries old, and a stroll through the interesting paths is like taking a trip back in time as you never know whose gravesite you will stumble upon.

Here are a few of the most intriguing famous and infamous graves in Texas cemeteries today.

1. Selena (Corpus Christi, Texas)

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Photo: Facebook/Brandon Carreira

“The Queen of Tejano” was one of the most beloved singers of our time. Adored by thousands around the world, her angelic voice captivated the hearts and souls of millions of fans with her endearing and catchy tunes such as “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.”

Taken too soon, Selena rests at this historic gravesite in Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi since her untimely death on March 31, 1995.

2. Lyndon Baines Johnson

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Photo: Facebook/Phlash Phelps Phunny Pharm

The final resting place of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, is located on his beloved LBJ Ranch.

The complete history from his childhood through his presidency comes full circle as you visit this charming ranch in Johnson City, Texas. You can spend the day touring the childhood home of “one of America’s most noteworthy citizens,” as shared by the website. His granite tombstone is located in the Johnson family cemetery on the ranch.

3. Stevie Ray Vaughan (Laurel Land Memorial Park)

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Photo: Facebook/Jukebox Blues

Rock and blues legendary musician Stevie Ray Vaughan is fondly remembered in his resting place in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas.

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