El Paso, Texas: Grave of Wild West's No. 1 Killer

John Wesley Hardin, the Wild West's most murderous gunslinger, has his grave inside a house-shaped cage for its protection from tourists.

Concordia Cemetery

Address:
3700 E. Yandell, El Paso, TX
Directions:
Concordia Cemetery. Enter cemetery from south side of E. Yarnell Drive at Travis St. Once inside the gate, bear left. The grave will be on the right. No trees, so it's easy to spot.
Hours:
Gates open M-Sa 8-5 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Grave of Wild West's No. 1 Killer.

Grave of Wild West's No. 1 Killer

A very interesting cemetery. Be sure to check out the Buffalo Soldiers memorial. Dedicated to the first black soldiers to fight in American wars. A guard at the cemetery gave me a great free tour here!

[Fred O, 05/29/2014]

Killer's grave.

Grave of Wild West's No. 1 Killer

Dry. Dusty. What an awesome experience! Wait, no, it's a cemetery. And there's a new headstone of an old gunslinger. This place needs fireworks or a bar. ~yawn~

[Mike, 05/19/2011]
John Wesley Hardin Grave

John Wesley Hardin (1853-1895) killed more men than Billy the Kid or Jesse James. He once even killed a man for just snoring too loud. This site is for western buffs who dream of tipping their hats to the best gunslinger who ever lived.

[Ryan Deininger, 01/28/2009]

The grave site is imprisoned in a stone and iron bar structure, perhaps to keep John Wesley Hardin's revived zombie corpse from wreaking more mayhem.

Concordia Cemetery

The final resting place of many madams, merchants, tycoons, and gunslingers (including the frequently looted grave of John Wesley Hardin). When I was a kid, we had a superstition -- if you couldn't hold your breath during the drive past the cemetery, the bandits would rise from their graves and gitcha.

[John H Russell, 05/24/2003]

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