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“OK if passing through the area”

David Crockett Birthplace State Park
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Limestone
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Owner description: David Crockett was a pioneer, soldier, politician and industrialist. He was born near the town of Limestone, Tenn. in 1786. David Crockett Birthplace State Park commemorates the birthplace of this famous Tennessean. In 1817, he moved to Lawrence County. While serving in Congress, he fought for his people’s right to keep land they had settled on in the new frontier of West Tennessee. Crockett died at the Alamo Mission in March of 1836 while aiding the Texans in their fight for independence from Mexico. David Crockett Birthplace State Park became a state park in 1973. This 105-acre historic park just upstream from the falls of the scenic Nolichucky River is maintained as a memorial to Crockett. This area includes a limestone marker and replica cabin, as well as visitor center exhibits. Nearby is the Cherokee National Forest and his father’s Crockett Tavern Museum in Morristown. David Crockett Birthplace State Park has 88 campsites. Forty have full hook-ups (water, electric and sewer), 30 sites have water and electric only and there are 18 primitive tent sites with no hook-up. The RV campsites can accommodate any size RV. Small tents may be put up beside the RV’s. The campground is located near the scenic Nolichucky River. A swimming pool and a playground are located adjacent to the camping area.
Boardman, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“OK if passing through the area”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Stopped on a drive across eastern Tennessee. Expected exactly what I found... a reconstructed (small) cabin and a couple monuments. Probably not worth a long trip to visit unless you're a serious history buff.

Visited August 2012
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
528 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“Nice, small, off the beaten path..enjoyed due to the historical importance”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Davy's headstone; birthplace marker and a small cabin... that's it. I enjoyed it a lot as our son lives in Johnson City, TN and works in Greeneville, TN.. so it was an easy stop in-between. For those coming down the interstate, it might be a bit of a disappointment making the side trip for just this. I was impressed just with the historical significance.. and the pretty river and park setting.

Visited August 2012
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wilmington nc
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Davy Crockett Home, Limestone, Tn”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

Too far off the beaten path to be worthwhile. My excitement was dampened in a hurry. A little log cabin, locked, and no real literature to get a feel for the place. Take it from a kid of the 50's, this is not worthy of Davy's name. Delete from your travel agenda unless you want to go just for bragging rights that you have been there.

Visited July 2012
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Recreated history”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

Davy Crockett was a cool buy. This is a small slice of all the history found in the region.

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Jonesborough
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121 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Fun and historical”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Take a walk to the cabin, then down to the river. Lots of beautiful views. No people to talk to about Davy Crockett but we have enjoyed the visit twice.

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