Lawrenceburg in Lawrence County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Col. David Crockett
the people and
the Legislature of Tennessee,
to the memory of
Col. David Crockett.
Born in East Tennessee
Aug. 17th, 1786.
And gave his life for
Texas liberty amid
the smoking walls
of the “Alamo”
March 9th, 1836.
Justice of the Peace for Lawrence County 1818.
Member of the first Commission of Lawrenceburg, 1815.
Represented Lawrence and Hickman Counties in the State Legislature 1821-22.
Congressman from West Tennessee 1827-31, 1833-1836.
Path-finder, pioneer, hunter, patriot, statesman and soldier. His fame is immortal with the story of his state, and the glory of his death. “Thermopylae had its messenger of defeat, the Alamo had none.”
“Be sure you are right, then go ahead.”
State Aid and Gifts secured by
Sen. C.C. Kelley, Committee
Robt. R. Williams,
John C. Crews.
Erected 1922 by
Erected 1922 by W.M. Dean Marble Co.
Location. 35° 14.433′ N, 87° 20.116′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square and South Military Street, on the left when traveling north on Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Public Square, Lawrenceburg TN 38464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lawrence County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); James David Vaughan (within shouting distance of this marker); Skirmish at Lawrenceburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Trail of Tears Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Mexican War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse - Lawrence County Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); David Crockett's Home (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneers in Textiles (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceburg.
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