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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Davy Crockett Memorial - Limestone, TN

Davy Crockett Memorial

There are Davy Crockett memorials all over the state due to the many places he lived. This one is located in the Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park near Limestone, TN.

The main part of the monument is in the center. It was placed there by the Davy Crockett Historical Society in 1890. Then, the monument was replaced at the Davy Crockett Celebration in Aug, 1965 by the Limestone Ruritan Club.

The front of the monument reads:
Davy Crockett
Pioneer
Patriot
Soldier
Trapper
Explorer
State Legislator
Congressman
Martyred at the Alamo
1786-1836

Encircling the Memorial are four curved stone wall segments. Embedded in the walls is a stone from each of the lower 48 states, with the name of the state carved onto it. For instance, Tennessee is the largest one in the middle of the bottom row.

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