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Limestone in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Davy Crockett’s Birthplace

 
 
Davy Crockett’s Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
1. Davy Crockett’s Birthplace Marker
Inscription.
On this spot
Davy Crockett
was born
Aug. 17, 1786

 
Location. 36° 12.346′ N, 82° 39.552′ W. Marker is in Limestone, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on Musket Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1245 Davy Crockett Park Road, Limestone TN 37681, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); A Summary of the Life of Davy Crockett (within shouting distance of this marker); The Real Likeness of David Crockett (within shouting distance of this marker); Crockett’s Tennessee Westward Movement (within shouting distance of this marker); Crockett (within shouting distance of this marker); Unionist Stronghold (approx. ¼ mile away); Edward Chalmers Huffaker (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ebenezer (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Limestone.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Davy Crockett. (Submitted on August 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park. (Submitted on August 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Davy Crockett’s Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
2. Davy Crockett’s Birthplace Marker
The marker is engraved in what is believed to be the footstone of the original cabin where Davy Crockett was born.

 
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Davy Crockett’s Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
3. Davy Crockett’s Birthplace Marker
Davy Crockett’s Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
4. Davy Crockett’s Birthplace Marker
The marker can be seen in front of the cabin.
Davy Crockett’s Birth Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
5. Davy Crockett’s Birth Cabin
This is a reconstruction of the cabin that Davy Crockett was born in on August 17, 1786. Contrary to popular belief, the cabin is located alongside the Nolichucky River and not on a mountaintop in Tennessee.
Inside Davy Crockett’s Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
6. Inside Davy Crockett’s Cabin
Davy Crockett image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
7. Davy Crockett
This 1834 portrait of Davy Crockett by Chester Harding hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“Unlike his solitary predecessor Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett created the image of the frontiersman as a jocular, colorful ‘type’ who loved tall tales, whisky, and cutting a caper. Crockett was a bad farmer and kicked around the Southeast, serving in the military and minor governmental offices. On a whim he ran for Congress from Tennessee, serving three terms (1827-31, 1833-35). To capitalize on his political fame, he authored an autobiography containing a motto, ‘Be always sure you're right then go ahead,’ that has been the credo of the frontiersman, in reality and myth, to the present day. After Congress, Crockett created a road show in which he presented himself to civilized eastern audiences as the wild and woolly backwoodsman, ‘half man, half alligator.’ Still restless, however, Crockett joined the fight for Texas independence and was killed at the Alamo.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on April 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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