This is a small park in northeastern Tennessee at the site of Davy Crockett's birthplace. There is a small cabin similar to one that early settlers would have built. The day we were there, the staff was dressed as the settlers would been during Davy Crockett's time.
Watching a short documentary, I realized what I knew about him was more make believe than the reality. He truly was an American hero who, even if it wasn't popular, stood up for what he believed was right. Crockett opposed the removal of Native Americans from their homes to Indian Territory. He called it "oppression with a vengeance." This cost him politically--but he stood his ground. Finally, telling those that stood with President Jackson and his politics, Davy Crockett left Washington, telling them "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas." There, he met his fate defending the Alamo.
|Directions to the Park|
|Can you imagine Davy & his siblings running through the corn field?|
|Split Rail Fence--road to river|
|A typical log cabin|
|The creek by the Crocketts' home|
|River/Creek by home|
|Staff dressed as early settler|