Coot's Chapel is an abandoned chapel in Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2, in the Cholla Springs region of the New Austin territory.

It lies southeast of Armadillo.


Red Dead Redemption 2

During the events of Red Dead Redemption 2, Coot's Chapel is used to cremate the large amounts of bodies due to the outbreak of cholera in the region.

Red Dead Redemption

Seth Briars is found here robbing graves during the mission "Exhuming and Other Fine Hobbies" and Seth Briars mission "A Gentle Drive with Friends" begins here. The player can find Alma Horlick in this location to begin the Stranger side-mission "Let No Man Put Asunder".

The place is also inhabited by a few other unusual people that seem to take residence outside the dilapidated chapel, a few of them being Coke Buckley and Morris Snead: they can be seen digging up graves, sitting by campfires or mourning. It is possible that people live in the chapel, because they can be seen sleeping in the back room.

The area surrounding the chapel is sparse and empty with few demolished homes dotting the landscape.

Undead Nightmare

During the Undead Nightmare, Coot's Chapel is one of three New Austin graveyards that need to be cleansed of the Undead to complete the mission "Get Back in That Hole, Partner".


Coot's Chapel is a small, isolated place of Christian worship. The chapel is rundown, the windows old and cracked, the walls slowly crumbling or disappearing and the seats worn out.

The chapel also maintains a graveyard. Among the graves with legible inscriptions lie most of the MacFarlane Brothers, Priscilla Johnson (Marshal Johnson's wife) and many other people. The graveyard is quiet and the surrounding stone walls are either gone or broken. The iron fencing is rusted. A lifeless tree sits in the center of the yard with scattered debris found lying around.

The area surrounding the chapel has many ruined houses where all but the brick foundations have been gone.


A scrap of the Deadly Assassin Outfit can be found inside a chest in the chapel for those who purchased the Special Edition version of the game or downloaded the Deadly Assassin Outfit DLC. However, opening this chest can count as a theft and witnesses may run off to tell the authorities, though Coot's Chapel is somewhat distant from the nearest sheriff.


Coot's Chapel is the site of the Undead Overrun level titled "High Brains Drifter". No other multiplayer game modes take place here.


  • One gravestone in the chapel cemetery is dedicated to a cowboy with no name who died towards the end of the nineteenth century. This could be a tribute to the character played by Clint Eastwood The grave is located just behind the one that Seth is digging up when Marston first meets him.
  • The grave of Josephine Byrd can be opened with a fire bottle. This is the same grave that is excavated by Seth during the mission "Exhuming and Other Fine Hobbies". This is either an "Easter Egg" or just a glitch.
  • "Coot's Chapel" is possibly a nickname given to the area after it had been abandoned. It may be a reference to the crazy and undesirable people who hang around the area, as the word Coot means 'old' in the western civilization. 
  • If the player opens the chest inside the church, the residents will go and alert the sheriff.
  • An NPC can sometimes be seen angrily pointing and shouting at the large cross above the altar and later sitting on a pew, crying.
  • NPCs occasionally can sometimes be seen crying at graves at the chapel.
  • An NPC can also be seen digging graves and sometimes crying by it.
  • The graves of all five of Bonnie's deceased brothers can be found here.

Known Graves

Josephine Byrd
Here lies Josephine Byrd
Died April 1st, 1878
"Gone but not forgotten."
Jackson Greenwood
Jackson Greenwood of Armadillo
Gone Fishing
June 23rd 1891
Ethan MacFarlane
Here lies Ethan MacFarlane

"Never try to milk a bull."
Cowboy of no name
Died on September 16th 1897
Cole MacFarlane
Died of a gunshot to the head
July 26th 1899
Priscilla Johnson
In memory of Priscilla Johnson, wife of Marshall Leigh Johnson
Who died on April 23rd, 1903
"Forever smiling in our hearts."
Hamilton Murphy
Hamilton Murphy of Armadillo
Loving brother of Jeb Murphy
Dwight Bundy
"Brave Soldier
Cowardly Lover."
Gideon Knox
Died January 8, 1876
"Six wives proved one too many."
Lydia Grubb
Here lies Lydia Grubb

Dearly loved wife of Eldin Grubb
"Buy this tombstone at Grubb' Undertaker. Armadillo."
Calvin Draper
November 2nd, 1886
"Loving father.
Terrible Lawman."
Rosie Tenerton
but not forgotten."
Hank MacFarlane
In loving memory of Hank MacFarlane
Died of Tuberculosis on
December 8th, 1893.
Age 12 years.
Gus MacFarlane
Died in a bar fight

on August 4th, 1905
Age 22
Rest in Peace
Francis Moon
In memory of Francis Moon
Brother of Herbert Moon
Died May 23, 1897
"Always took a joke too far."
Nelly Dillard
Nelly Dillard of Armadillo
Wife of Warren Dillard
"Born an angel, died a witch."
Owen MacFarlane
Died June 23, 1896 of Chronic Diarrhea
Aged 14 yrs 3 months and 6 days
"Always in our thoughts".
Theodore Kilbane
Theodore Kilbane of St Louis
July 12, 1891
"He came in search of fortune.
And is still looking."
Judith Johnston
Here lies buried Judith Johnston
Who died on February 2nd, 1857
Aged 23 years.

Brother of Lewis Pickering
"Came looking for gold
but found lead."



Red Dead Redemption

The discovery of locations in Red Dead Redemption count towards the following Trophies/Achievements:

10 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Uncover every location on the map in Single Player.

100 gamerscoreGamerscore
Gold goldGold
Attain 100% List in the singleplayer game completion list.

Undead Nightmare

Cleansing the cemetery at this location contributes toward the following Achievements/Trophies:

Rdr judge a man
30 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze

Rdr zed's dead baby
40 gamerscoreGamerscore
Silver silverSilver
Attain 100% Game Completion statistic in Undead Nightmare.

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