Chisum Cemetery, Texas, United States

3.5 (9 reviews) Spent Ranking #10 in Paris Cemeteries

Chisum Gravesite.

This place is hard to find, but our google map took us right to it. I had to visit since I love history and remembered the movie "Chisum" with John Wayne. I do suggest do not visit it after dark. I wish the city would take it over and take care of it.
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1100 W Washington St, Paris, TX 75460-6962

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3.5 based on (9 reviews)



  • 3texasrepublichistory 5:00 PM Jul 2, 2014
    Cattleman John S. Chisum Burial Site
    John S. Chisum [1824-1884] was a Texas and New Mexico cattle baron. He was born in Paris, Texas and was known for his participation in the Lincoln County War in New Mexico and his friendship with Billy the Kid. A noted Texas historical figure, he is often confused with the famous Texas cattleman Jesse Chisholm, namesake of the Chisholm Trail. Before his death in Arkansas, John Chisum requested to be buried back in Paris and this small memorial park southwest of downtown is the site of the family cemetery. A nice grave memorial rests here with simple landscaping, a curved drive, and a Texas Historical Marker. An interesting stop for Texas History buffs.
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  • 4Jeff E 5:00 PM Feb 11, 2017
    A bit of history tucked away.
    Very interesting sire which holds the graves of only three people. Read the historical marker. Kind of out-of-the-way, but easy enough to get to. Neighborhood seemed a little sketchy, so be aware of your surroundings.

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