Buried: Johnson City, Texas
Died: January 22, 1973
See him: Lyndon Johnson called the Texas Hill Country home – “it gives me serenity,” he said – and if so, he’s getting plenty of serenity now, in the family cemetery next to the Pedernales River. The cemetery is private and enclosed, but you can easily see over the stone walls – plus, the National Park Service has installed paths and information signs around the perimeter. Just across the access road is the house where Johnson was born – and quite a ways up the road is the LBJ Ranch, very much worth a tour. Make sure to stop at the Lyndon Johnson State Park to pick up a permit for the National Historic Site. Remember: state permit for federal site. Federalism in action.