Davy Crockett's Birthplace has been preserved by the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as an historic site within the state park system. The site consists of 105 partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichucky River in Greene County, Tennessee. Learn more about Crockett’s intriguing composite of history and folklore at the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History.
David "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a celebrated 19th century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo.
Davy Crockett was born on 8/17/1786 in Greene County, Tennessee. In 1813, he participated in a massacre against the Cree at Tallussahatchee. In 1826, he earned a seat in the 21st U.S. Congress. He was re-elected to Congress twice before leaving politics to fight in Texas Revolution. On March 6, 1836, Crockett was killed at the Battle of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.