Granbury, Texas: 103-Year-Old Jesse James' Grave

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Granbury Cemetery

Address:
N. Crockett St., Granbury, TX
Directions:
Granbury Cemetery, N. Crockett and Moore Sts.
Hours:
Gates open daily 6am-10pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
817-573-1622
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103-Year-Old Jesse James' Grave

On Jesse's headstone is a Confederate Flag and "Supposedly killed in 1882." Ha-ha, Jesse outfoxed them.

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Collage: Old Jesse James in wax, Plot sign, gravestone.

Jesse James Didn't Die. Then He Did.

History's Skid Marks, August 15: Infamous 1880s Wild West outlaw Jesse James died this day -- in 1951! He was 103 years old (living 69 years beyond his official death). Or so it says on a tombstone in Granbury, Texas, marking the grave of J. Frank Dalton but inscribed as Jesse Woodson James. He said that he was Jesse, and that the man buried in Missouri in 1882 was an unlucky dupe, murdered so that J. Frank could start a new life. DNA tests on J. Frank's remains later debunked his story, but the town claimed that the testers dug up the wrong bones!

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/15/2021]

Sign for Jesse James' Grave.

103-Year-Old Jesse James' Grave

The Jesse James grave location is close to Harris Street and cemetery circle.

[Jon, 04/24/2019]

Jesse grave.

103-Year-Old Jesse James' Grave

The Jesse James grave marker is on cemetery circle at the back of cemetery.

[Donna, 04/01/2017]

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