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Near Livingston in Overton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Crockett's Camp

 
 
Crockett's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 12, 2019
1. Crockett's Camp Marker
Inscription.  Four miles south, near a cave in the creek bank, Robert Crockett, kinsman of David, had a hunting camp with two companions, reportedly Joseph Drake and Kasper Mansker, in 1769. Crockett was ambushed and killed by Indians. His companions buried him on a hill overlooking their camp.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D-13.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 19.977′ N, 85° 21.232′ W. Marker is near Livingston, Tennessee, in Overton County. Marker is on Cookeville Highway (Tennessee Route 111) half a mile north of East Howard Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Livingston TN 38570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heart of Controversy (approx. 2˝ miles away); Hartsaw Cove Farm (approx. 2.8 miles away); Camp Zollicoffer
View of marker looking north towards Livingston. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 12, 2019
2. View of marker looking north towards Livingston.
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Overton County Courthouse (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Overton County Courthouse (approx. 3.9 miles away); Specialist 4 James T. Davis (approx. 3.9 miles away); Staff Sergeant Loval E. Ayers (approx. 3.9 miles away); Overton County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
 
View south from Crockett's Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 12, 2019
3. View south from Crockett's Camp Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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