Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Crockett's Camp

Marker ID: THC 2D 13
Location: on Cookeville Hwy (TN 111) north of Mallory Cir. Acc., Livingston, TN
County: Overton
Coordinates: N 36° 19.977    W 085° 21.232
  36.33295    -85.35386666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2AC6


Four miles south, near a cave in the creek bank, Robert Crockett, kinsman of David, had a hunting camp with two companions, reportedly Joseph Drake and Kasper Mansker, in 1769. Crockett was ambushed and killed by Indians. His companions buried him on a hill overlooking their camp.