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Lawrenceburg in Lawrence County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Col. David Crockett

 
 
Col. David Crockett (front) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 13, 2012
1. Col. David Crockett (front)
Inscription. (front)
Erected by gift of
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”
Sunday morning
March 9th, 1836.


(right)
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.

(left)
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.”

(rear)
“Be sure you are right, then go ahead.”
Davy Crockett

State Aid and Gifts secured by
Sen. C.C. Kelley, Committee
Robt. R. Williams,
C.C. Kelley,
John C. Crews.

Erected 1922 by
W.M. Dean Marble Co.
Columbia, Tenn.
 
Erected 1922 by W.M. Dean Marble Co.
 
Location. 35° 
Col. David Crockett (left) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 13, 2012
2. Col. David Crockett (left)
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.
 
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 Vaughn (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.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Texas Independence
 
Col. David Crockett (right) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 13, 2012
3. Col. David Crockett (right)
Col. David Crockett (rear) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 13, 2012
4. Col. David Crockett (rear)
Public Square image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 13, 2012
5. Public Square
Davy Crockett image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
6. Davy Crockett
This portrait of Davy Crockett (1786-1836) 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 December 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 16, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   6. submitted on December 17, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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