El Paso’s Boot Hill
"Concordia Cemetery a Texas State Historical Site"
Winner of the 2020 True West Magazine "Best of the West"
Best Historic Cemetery of the West
Known as Concordia during the 1840s, this area was the home of Chihuahua trader
Hugh & Juana Stephenson.
In 1856 his wife, Juana (Ascarate), was buried in what is now part of Concordia Cemetery.
The graveyard gained widespread use in the 1880s when El Pasoans drove three miles to
Concordia to bury their dead.
By 1890 various sections had been purchased
by different groups and were designated Catholic, Masonic, Jewish, Black, Chinese, Military,
Jesuit, city, and county.
Buried here are over 60,000 people including gunfighter
John Wesley Hardin, Buffalo Soldiers, Texas Rangers,
Civil War Veterans, early Mormon pioneers, Florida (Lady Flo) Wolf, Lawman John Selman and was formerly the first burial site for Mexican Revolution President Victoriano Huerta.and numerous other civic leaders, pioneers, and war veterans.
The cemetery is open 365 days a year.
Fall -Winter: October 1st to March 31st 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Spring - Summer: April 1st to September 30th 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Visit our "Special Events" page to learn about some of the great events held at Concordia Cemetery.
The Concordia Heritage Association is a 501(c) 3 Organization. It was organized in 1990 by a group of concerned citizens appalled by the neglect and disrespect of
El Paso’s greatest historical landmark. The Concordia Heritage Association’s mission is to
promote and support the renovation and preservation of Concordia Cemetery.
Through education, cultural and historical programs related to the Concordia Cemetery,
the Association works closely with an array of different organizations dedicated to promoting the rich history and culture of El Paso.
Concordia Heritage Association has used some of the most creative ways of raising funds
and in-kind donations, but without El Paso County Commissioners Court and
the man power of the West Texas Community Supervision and Corrections Department
the restoration and continued preservation of Concordia Cemetery
would never have been possible.