Davy Crockett's Birthplace has been preserved by the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as an historic site within the state park system. The site consists of 105 partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichucky River in Greene County, Tennessee. Learn more about Crockett’s intriguing composite of history and folklore at the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History.
If you were born in 1955, your older siblings might have got a new Golden Book the year you were born - things Davy Crockett exploded the year you were born when Walt Disney's Disneyland TV show broadcast a short serial of Fess Parker as Crockett.
SITE OF THE HOME, of Elizabeth Crockett, widow of David Crockett. Early in the morning of Jan. 31, 1860, wearing the widow’s black she had worn since first learning of her husband’s death, Elizabeth left her cabin to take a walk - and shortly fell dead at the age of 72. She spent the last six years of her life here, in a log cabin built by her son, on land the state of Texas gave her for reimbursement of her husband’s sacrifice for Texas at the Alamo – that and a check for $24.00.
David "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet, "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo.