Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Crockett's Mill

Marker ID: THC 3F 25
Location: U.S. 64, Lawrence County, west of Shoal Creek
County: Lawrence
Waymark: None


About two miles north, on Shoal Creek, David Crockett built a grist mill, powder mill, and distillery about 1819. In 1821, flood waters from the creek destroyed his installation and bankrupted him. Shortly thereafter, he moved to the vicinity of Rutherford, in west Tennessee, leaving his remaining property to creditors.