Historic Markers Across Tennessee

David Crockett and Polly Finley

Marker ID: THC 1C 89
Location: the intersection of Dumplin Valley Road and Chucky Pike, Dandridge, TN
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 36° 6.327    W 083° 23.966
  36.10545    -83.39943333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7D40


Legendary frontiersman David Crockett and his first wife, Polly Finley, were married on August 14, 1806, at the home of Polly's parents, William and Jean Finley, one~fourth mile southeast of here. After the wedding, David and Polly lived in this neighborhood until circa 1812, when they moved to Middle Tennessee. Their first two children, John Wesley and William, were born here. Polly's father was buried 1.25 miles southwest of here in 1819.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.