David Crockett State Park was founded in 1959 to honor one of the most famous and most interesting people from Tennessee. Davy Crockett was an industrialist, soldier politician and mostly a pioneer. He was born in Northern Tennessee in 1786 and moved to this area in 1816. Crockett died at the Alamo helping the Texans fight for independence. A recreation of the cabin he lived in here in Lawrence County is located in the park.