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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Davy Crockett Statue

Davy Crockett Statue 1

The backdrop for the Crockett statue used to be the county courthouse, until the 70's when it was removed. Now, most of the square is a grassy area, with a large pavillion in the center. The clock tower atop the pavillion is seen behind the statue. Also, notice the C for Crockett logo on the statue.

Located on the south side of the center of the town square in Lawrenceburg, TN.

Written on the statue:
On the front (south side):
Erected by gift of the people and legislature of Tennessee, to the memory of Col. David Crockett. Born in East Tennessee Aug 17th, 1786. And gave his life for Texas Liberty amid the smoking walls of the "Alamo" Sunday Morning March 9th, 1836.

East side:
Justice of the Peace for Lawrence County 1818.
Member of the Commission of Lawrenceburg, 1819.
Represented Lawrence and Hickman counties in the state legislature 1821-22.
Congressman from west Tennessee, 1827-1831, 1833-1835.

North Side:
"Be Sure you are right, then go ahead."
DAVY CROCKETT.

State aid and gifts collected by Sen. C.C. Kelley
Committee
Robt. R. Williams,
C.C. Kelley,
John C. Crews.

Erected 1922 by W.M. Dean Marble Co. Columbia, Tenn.

West side:
Path-finder, Pioneer, Hunter, Patriot, Statesman and Soldier. His fame is immortal with the story of his state, and the glory of his death.
"Thermopylae had its messenger of defeat. The Alamo had none."

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