"former home of davey crockett"
lawrenceburg is a small town located in south central tennessee between the towns of savannah and pulaski. lawrenceburg is the county seat of lawrence county tennessee. some historians think that lawrenceburg was the site of "chicasa" where spanish explorer hernando de soto wintered in 1540-1541. the cherokee native american tribe sold the area around lawrenceburg to the u. s. in 1806. david crockett moved to the area and established a powder mill near lawrenceburg. today this site is the davey crockett state park. of interest to the tourist is lawrenceburg's davey crockett related sites and a nice downtown historic district.
david "davey" crockett was a celebrated american folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. when crockett moved to the lawrenceburg area he became a colonel in the lawrenceburg militia. later crockett was elected to the u. s. house of representatives. crockett moved to texas in the 1830's and died in the battle of the alamo in 1836.
in modern times davey crockett became internationally famous for the 1950's walt disney television shows "davey crockett, indian fighter", "davey crockett goes to congress", and "davey crockett at the alamo". these episodes where combined into a feature length movie in 1955. people of my generation will remember the song "ballad of davey crockett" and his siginature coon skin hat.