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Near Wytheville in Wythe County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crockett’s Cove

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
1. Crockett’s Cove Marker
Inscription. Crockett’s Cove has been home to the Crockett family for two centuries. It was named for Lt. John Crockett, Sr. (1737–1799), son of Samuel and Esther Thompson Crockett, a Revolutionary War veteran buried in the family cemetery a mile east. His half-brother Lt. Col. Robert Sayers (1754–1826), buried on a hill near him, also served in the war and later became a justice of the peace and a member of the Virginia General Assembly. On 10 May 1864 during the Civil War, just east of the Allen Crockett house here, occurred a cavalry engagement between the brigades of Union Brig. Gen. William W. Averell and Confederate Brig. Gen. William E. “Grumble” Jones.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KD-9.)
 
Location. 37° 0.551′ N, 81° 4.378′ W. Marker is near Wytheville, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is at the intersection of Crocketts Cove Road (County Route 600) and Cove Road (County Route 603), on the right when traveling east on Crocketts Cove Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wytheville VA 24382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wythe County Poorhouse Farm (approx. 3.2 miles
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By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
2. Crockett’s Cove Marker
away); Battle of Wytheville (approx. 3.6 miles away); St. John’s Lutheran Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Homesteader's Legacy (approx. 3.9 miles away); Robert Enoch Withers (approx. 4 miles away); Wytheville Training School (approx. 4.1 miles away); Wytheville (approx. 4.1 miles away); Boone Trail Highway Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wytheville.
 
Also see . . .  Overmountain Men. “The Overmountain Men were American frontiersmen from west of the Appalachian Mountains who took part in the American Revolutionary War. While they were present at multiple engagements in the war’s southern campaign, they are best known for their role in the American victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780. The term “overmountain” refers to the fact that their settlements were west of, or “over,” the Appalachians—the range being the primary geographical boundary dividing the 13 American colonies from the western frontier. ... influential Overmountain
Crockett Cemetery on Crocketts Cove Road image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats
3. Crockett Cemetery on Crocketts Cove Road
Men included John Crockett (father of Davy Crockett) ...” (Submitted on June 19, 2011.) 
 
Categories. War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
4. Crockett Cemetery
In Memory of John Crockett image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 28, 2011
5. In Memory of John Crockett
“Departed this life January 1799 in the 62nd year of his Age.” The metal plaque reads, “Revolutionary Soldier John Crockett, 1737–1799. Placed by Wytheville, Stuart Chapter, D.A.R.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,023 times since then and 141 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 19, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the Allen Crockett house • Photo of the Robert Sayers gravesite • Can you help?
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