Crockett in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
1. Crockett Marker
Founded 1837. Named for David Crockett, who had visited here on way to the Alamo, 1836.
Old fortified log courthouse was often the refuge for settlers during Indian raids.
During Civil War had camp of instruction. Telegraph and stagecoach station for South.
Forestry, farming and livestock center.
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7037.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 31° 19.088′ N, 95° 27.438′ W. Marker is in Crockett, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is at the intersection of South 5th Street and East Houston Avenue (State Highway 21), on the left when traveling north on South 5th Street. Marker is located on the east side of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 East Houston Avenue, Crockett TX 75835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Five Courthouses of Houston County (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Crockett Hotel (within
By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
2. Houston County Courthouse
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shouting distance of this marker); Houston County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank of Crockett (within shouting distance of this marker); W.V. McConnell Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller-Spinks-Mayes Property (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Strode-Pritchett Log Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crockett.
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Also see . . . Crockett, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
3. Davy Crockett
This 1834 portrait of Davy Crockett (1786-1836) by Chester Harding hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.
“Davy Crockett, the famous frontiersman from Tennessee, was serving in the United States House of Representatives in 1834 when he went on a speaking tour of eastern cities that was designed to promote the interests of the anti-Jacksonian Whig Party. During his stay in Boston, he sat for his portrait to Chester Harding, then the city's most popular portrait painter. The image agrees with a contemporary description: ‘Colonel Crockett is an uncommonly fine looking man. His face has an exceedingly amiable expression and his features are prominent and striking. He wears his hair which is black, (with a light shade of brown) parted down the centre of his forehead, combed back from his temples, and ending in a slight curl at the neck not unlike the simple manner of many of the clergy.’ Less than two years later, in 1836, Crockett met his untimely death during the war for Texas's independence from Mexico, at the Battle of the Alamo.” — National Portrait Gallery
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. 3. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.