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.

Many Thanks to El Paso's own Singer Songwriter Cliff Seaman for providing the music for this website.
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Designated RIP Guardian  
Nov. 2009
Cemetery Open 365 Days a year from 
Winter 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Summer: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
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Dia De Los Muertos 
Buffalo Soldier Memorial
Chinese Cemetery
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John Wesley Hardin Society
Concordia Map
Concordia Pictures
Concordia Books
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Ghost Tours
Buffalo Soldiers Names
Veterans Section
Grave Research Form

Interested in Improving a Family Gravesite or have an idea
for a special Community Service project at Concordia Cemetery
And don't know where to start?
Please click here  
to get help or direction 
Visit the Buffalo Solider Memorial at 
Concordia Cemetery Click on photo!
Directions to Concordia Cemetery

3700 E. Yandell El Paso, TX 79903
Map to the Cemetery 
Click here 
"A Texas State Historical Site" 
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