Texas is the second largest state in the nation based on population. Though it hasn't always been at the very top of the list, Texas has always been a big state. Because it the state has always had a large population it has been home to a lot of celebrities. Now, because of the kind of state Texas is, these celebrities aren't the same kind you might find in the history books of New York or Wisconsin. Texas is home to legends.

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One of the other things you get with a large population of living people, is a large population of deceased people...and deceased celebrities. In the state of Texas, you can find over 1,000 famous graves. You can search online to find thousands of graves in Texas of legendary American figures, actors, politicians, sports stars, musicians, astronauts, and notable notorious people.

Every corner of the state is included too. From the western corner near El Paso, to North Texas, and the East Texas region. These final resting places run a wide range of visitors too. People will travel to some of these sites to pay their respects, while others will be visited out of some level of morbid curiosity.

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Musicians like "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Selena, and Stevie Ray Vaughan have fans that would want to pay their respects. While the memorial for someone like cult leader David Koresh would draw a different type of visitor.

We can't cover all of the famous graves in Texas, but here are 15 very interesting burial sites in Texas.

15 Famous People Buried in the State of Texas

Let's look at some of the big names that have been laid to rest in Texas.

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