Old Salem in Franklin County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 30.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 5.063′ N, 86° 15.04′ W. Marker is in Old Salem, Tennessee, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 64 and Old Salem Lexie Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 64. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belvidere TN 37306, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Falls Mill (here, next to this marker); Polly Finlay Crockett (approx. 1.6 miles away); "Kentuck" (approx. 2 miles away); John Ruch (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lincoln County / Franklin County (approx. 4 miles away); First United Church, U.C.C (approx. 4.7 miles away); Captain Samuel Handly (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Blind Knight (approx. 10 miles away).
1. Davy Crockett's rifles
I believe that Davy Crockett carried several rifles made by Jesse Bean to Texas in 1836 and used one of the rifles in the Alamo. My research shows that Davy sold two rifles to Col. Neal of the Texas Army. There is a rifle on display at the Alamo that fits the description of the type rifle that Jesse built. I own the cave where Jesse had his gunsmith shop and I am interested in finding out more about where his rifles ended up. If anyone has any info on this, I would like to hear from you.
— Submitted July 15, 2011, by Robert Walker of Belvidere, Tennessee.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,438 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on June 5, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. 3. submitted on July 15, 2011, by Robert Walker of Belvidere, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.