Waco, Texas: Branch Davidian Massacre Site

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Mount Carmel Massacre Site

1781 Double EE Ranch Rd, Waco, TX
Mount Carmel Massacre Site. Northeast of the city. Hwy 2491 (Elk Rd) about five miles east of Loop 340. You'll come to a split in the road, but stay on 2491 which bears to the left. Not far from the split you'll see large, wavy metal gates on the left (Double E Ranch Rd). Just beyond that property is a gravel road on the left (Double EE Ranch Rd). Turn down that gravel road. The Mount Carmel property is a short distance on the right.
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Branch Davidian Massacre Site
The compound where David Koresh and his followers met their infernal apocalypse in 1993. A home-built memorial simulates their graves. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Davidian church. Branch Davidian Massacre Site

Actual address in the GPS led us right past it. It is on the right side with a large stone and metal gate.

[Lori, 02/14/2014]
Waco memorials. Branch Davidian Massacre Site

God, not I, shall judge those responsible and welcome the innocents. Property Entrance GPS: N 31.59403 W 96.98960.

[El Gallo Rey, 01/09/2014]
The Branch. Branch Davidian Massacre Site

The site of the 1993 massacre is still a "Branch" church site. Beautiful white masonry-walled iron gates (which were open) guard the entrance. There was a free brochure at the new church building with a map to guide me around the site. It was easy to find the locations identified on the map. Two church workers on site were willing to give directions, answer questions, and even raised some interesting points about the entire episode.

I arrived after five in the afternoon, but the site was still open and I felt welcomed being there and awed by the site. Smaller than I thought it would be. Many monuments on the site, including one for the Oklahoma City bombing, one for the ATF agents who died during the siege, and monuments for all the "Branch" victims. Well worth the visit.

[Charlie P, 11/15/2013]
Branch Davidian site. Branch Davidian Massacre Site

The road that you turn down to get to the main gates of the compound is probably paved by now. The day I visited they were prepping the road and I suspect it's now paved. The road past the gates is probably still dirt and gravel. It's a very sobering experience and worthwhile to check out. Hard to believe that this was over 20 years ago.

[norma beez, 04/06/2013]

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