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Rutherford in Gibson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

David Crockett's Last Home

 
 
David Crockett's Last Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 25, 2012
1. David Crockett's Last Home Marker
Inscription.  

This pioneer finally settled on a farm about 4 1/2 mi. east. Following his last defeat for reelection to Congress, he went to Texas, where he died in the Alamo massacre. This cabin, restored partly from timbers of his original dwelling by public-spirited citizens, now serves as a memorial to him and as a frontier museum. His mother is also buried here.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4B 27.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 7.81′ N, 88° 59.2′ W. Marker is in Rutherford, Tennessee, in Gibson County. Marker is on North Trenton Street (Tennessee Route 5) 0.1 miles north of Knox Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 North Trenton Street, Rutherford TN 38369, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
David Crockett's Last Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 25, 2012
2. David Crockett's Last Home Marker
11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rebecca Hawkins Crockett (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forrest's Raid (approx. 5.2 miles away); C.S.A. Camp Trenton (approx. 7.3 miles away); Forrest at Trenton (approx. 10.6 miles away); David Crockett (approx. 10.6 miles away); Gibson County Courthouse (approx. 10.6 miles away); Fighting for Trenton (approx. 10.6 miles away); Gibson County Confederate Memorial (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
David Crockett's Last Home image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 25, 2012
3. David Crockett's Last Home
David Crockett's Mothers Grave image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 25, 2012
4. David Crockett's Mothers Grave
Davy Crockett image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. Davy Crockett
This picture of Davy Crockett appeared in "Buffalo" Bill Cody's Story of the Wild West, c. 1888.
Bear Skin image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 25, 2012
6. Bear Skin
David Crockett's Last Home - Fireplace image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 25, 2012
7. David Crockett's Last Home - Fireplace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on March 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   5. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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