Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Col. David Crockett



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Location: at the intersection of Public Square and South Military Street, Lawrenceburg, TN
County: Lawrence
Coordinates: N 35° 14.433    W 087° 20.116
  35.24055    -87.33526666
Waymark: WM4DDW
 



Text:

(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 live 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, 1933-1836.

(left)
Path-finder, pioneer, hunter, patriot, statesman and soldier. His fame is immortal wit 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.


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