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Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy 226th Birthday, David Crockett!

Davy Crockett Bust at the Gibson Co. Courthouse - Trenton, TN

DAVID CROCKETT
Pioneer - Statesman - Hero
Born August 17, 1786 - Died March 6, 1836
Served three terms in the Congress of the United States while resident of this county
Emigrated to Texas in 1835 and was killed at the Alamo fighting for the independence of Texas.

"Be sure you're right and then go ahead"

David Crockett was of course one of Tennessee's most prominent early residents. Like the base of the bust says, Gibson County (near the town of Rutherford) was the last place Crockett called home before going to fight for Texas independence and dying at the Alamo. This bust has been placed on the lawn of the Gibson County Courthouse in Trenton, one of the finest courthouses in the state. The bronze bust on a granite base was sculpted by Belle Kinney and dedicated on Oct. 13, 1950.

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