Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Old Racetrack

Marker ID: THC 4A 8
Location: at the intersection of Tennessee Route 22 and Lexington Street (Business Tennessee Route 22), Huntingdon, TN
County: Carroll
Coordinates: N 35° 57.781    W 088° 24.514
  35.96301666    -88.40856666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM178C


Built about 1818 in the area to the east. Here also were held barbecues, barn dances, prize fights and cockfights. Here, according to court records, David Crockett “participated in an affray,” while attending the races. He was fined six coonskins.