Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Davey Crockett's Cabin

Quite unexpectedly, we passed a small roadside sign pointing to the birthplace of Davy Crockett when we were on our road trip a few months ago in October.
 Lots of times at parks we find 're-creations', but this honestly looked like the real thing. Wild Bill pointed out that you can still see all the ax marks where this wood was chopped by hand. Davy Crockett was born here in 1786.

 We might have missed out on this wonderful little park had we been in more of a hurry. In fact, we passed the sign before it registered with us that Davy Crockett's childhood home was just down the road for us to see.
Luckily we had time because, when we take a road trip, we like to wander with only a simple plan. The plan for this road trip was drive through the southern part of Tennessee, then down through North Carolina and across the northern part of Georgia. 
As we wandered around Davy Crockett's little cabin and the park, we wondered why in the world Davy would leave this peaceful setting to come die in our home state of Texas back in 1836? 
There was a little part of  a river running by the cabin and people were there catching fish. Surely in Davy's day, there must have been an abundance of fish. If you look through the trees, you can see the little river...

If we stopped walking and were quiet, we could hear the squirrel and deer all around us in the wooded areas.
There was plenty of information to read. Several groups have placed new markers, but thankfully they left the old ones. It was fun to see the old ones even if we could barely read them. The original marker was placed way back in 1890!

Right by the cabin, Davy's family grew vegetables to go with all the fish and animals they caught.
It was getting late in the afternoon, so we got back on the road we had been on to Jonesborough TN, which was right down the road "ah ways" to quote Wild Bill.
This was a charming little historical town. I loved it. We learned that Davy's area of Tennessee tried every which way they could to stay out of the Civil War. They were early abolitionists and sided with the Union states.
Thanks for staying with me on this trip. If you're ever in the Greene County TN area, be sure to stop by Davy Crockett's little cabin in the woods. 

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. You're OUR kind of travelers! Thanks for the heads up. One of these days, we might check it out :)


  2. Happy to have Ya'll pass through NC any 'ole time.. we're nice folks so feel free to stay awhile when ya have time. I'm certain you'll be welcomed..
    I think its so amazing that places like that cabin have been maintained. Glad you found it on your trip.
    History is so important.
    Holiday Blessings

  3. Great photos, Davy was always a hero of mine.

  4. Back when men were men and women had to be men too. LOL. You know that had to be a hard life. There was no wasting back then. There's some Abe Lincoln cabins in the lower part of Indiana. I love those cabins. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  5. How neat! We love wandering across places like that too.

    Next year I hope you'll join us for the Texas Christmas blog hop. I have been amazed at how many of us there are.

  6. I enjoyed this post so much. I love to visit places like that and hope when Poppy retires in March we can take more road trips. I think I fixed the "no reply" problem on my email. Thank you for helping me with that. I found the website you mentioned. Wish you had come further east while you were in NC and stopped by. :)

  7. What a lovely place! I love seeing frontier homes like this and the quaint little towns...so charming!

  8. There's nothing like seeing authentic bits of history like that. It's easy to imagine Davy & his family fishing and gardening there. Pretty cool. I've only been to Knoxville, TN (World's Fair) and would like to someday see more historical & charming places in TN.