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In State Cemetery, Texans Can Be Buried Alongside History

The Texas State Cemetery, located east of downtown Austin, has become the final resting place for dozens of famous politicians and war heroes. But the cemetery's historical reputation has kept one fact hidden over the years: Any Texan can apply to be laid to rest there.

The Texas State Cemetery is home to more than 900 Texans who have shaped the civic and political life of the state, including 13 governors and Stephen F. Austin, the so-called Father of Texas.

The Texas State Cemetery, located east of downtown Austin, has become the final resting place for dozens of famous politicians and war heroes. But the cemetery's historical reputation has kept one fact hidden over the years: Any Texan can apply to be laid to rest there.

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