Limestone, Tennessee: Davy Crockett Born on This Spot

Visitors to this small monument discover that, despite the old song, Davy Crockett was not born on a Tennessee mountaintop.

Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

Address:
Musket Lane, Limestone, TN
Directions:
From US-321 turn south (no stoplight) onto Chuckey Hwy. Drive a half-mile. Turn left (no stoplight) onto Davy Crockett Park Rd. Drive one mile to the T intersection. Turn left, then drive to the stop sign. You'll see the park on the right. Follow the road into the park about a third of a mile. You'll see the small monument on the right.
Hours:
Daily 8-4:30. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
423-257-2167
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Davy Crockett Born on This Spot

Frontiersman Davy Crockett was not born on a mountaintop, but instead on flat farmland in Tennessee. The state park is the site of a replica cabin, buildings and fencing to set the stage for Crockett's childhood home. Dedicated re-enactors and staff bring the story to life.

[Jody High, 01/27/2022]

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