Ozona, Texas: David Crockett Monument

Crockett County was named in 1875 in honor of Texas hero and Alamo martyr Davy Crockett. The 13 ft. tall granite monument was erected in the city park in 1939. The town hosts an annual David Crockett Festival in Aug-Sept.

Address:
11th St., Ozona, TX
Directions:
Texas SR 163 and 466 Loop. Monument at the south end of city park 11th St between Avenue D and E.
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David Crockett Monument

The David Crockett Monument is in Ozona, Texas.

[Marina, 03/17/2020]

The Crockett monument advises with chiseled confidence: "Be sure you are right then go ahead."

David Crockett Statue

Some readers are confusing Davy Crockett with David Crockett. Davy is a silly guy created by Walt Disney to make some money. David was a real person, and the reason he was in Texas -- which is not where a Tennessee Senator to Congress should have been -- was that he was about to be impeached by the voters back home. Rather than face his fellow citizens, he rode off to Texas -- and the rest is history. David is a real dude; Davy never existed.

[Bob, 06/02/2013]

We sometimes get Davy/David confused with Daniel Boone, too. We blame our parents, who forced us to wear too-tight coonskin caps.

David Crockett monument.

David Crockett Monument

Texas monument to defender of the Alamo - Davy Crockett. Text on the monument base: "Be sure you are right, then go ahead."

[Mark Hannan, 09/26/2012]

The 13-ft. tall pink granite monument was dedicated in 1939. Davy is shown in bas-relief in buckskins with rifle. His accomplishments are listed on the back of the monument, including "Died a hero at the Alamo."


Nearby Offbeat Places

Crockett County MuseumCrockett County Museum, Ozona, TX - < 1 mi.
Caverns of SonoraCaverns of Sonora, Sonora, TX - 25 mi.
Wagon Wheel Rest StopWagon Wheel Rest Stop, Sonora, TX - 28 mi.
In the region:
Alley Oop Land, Iraan, TX - 44 mi.

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