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Texas Centennial - Community Center

David Crockett Memorial Building
Crockett, Texas

by Sarah Reveley
David Crockett Memorial Building,  Crockett TX
The David Crockett Memorial Building in Crockett
Old Photo Restored By Billie Bennett

Crockett - David Crockett Memorial Building

Dedicated to the memory of David Crockett and situated in the center of a sixty-acre city park, the David Crockett Memorial Building received additional funds from the City of Crockett, and the women's clubs, who used the building as their meeting place. The balcony provided a public library and museum, sponsored by the affiliated women's clubs. A plaque briefly outlines the life of David Crockett:
David Crockett
Born in Tennessee
August 17, 1786

Participated in the Creek Indian Campaign, 1813-1814
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, 1821-1823
United States Congressman from Tennessee
1827-1831 and 1833-1835
Arrived in Texas in January 1836
Died a hero in the Alamo
March 6, 1836

“Be sure you are right, then go ahead”
Crockett TX David Crockett Memorial Building
David Crockett Memorial Building Marker
1943 photo courtesy Billie Bennett 1943
Only the plaque remains. Nobody seems to know when or why the building was torn down.

The park is between 9th and 10th Streets, south of East Bowie Street (Hwy 287)

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David Crockett Memorial Park Site in Crockett Texas
David Crockett Memorial Park Site in Crockett
Photo courtesy Clayton Starr, 2008
David Crockett Memorial Reflecting Pool
Reflecting Pool
1943 photo courtesy Billie Bennett
Girls in front of David Crockett Memorial
1943 photo courtesy Billie Bennett
Crockett TX David Crockett Memorial Building 1936
Texas Centennial - Community Center - David Crockett Memorial Building,
From "Monuments Commemorating the Centenary of Texas Independence", State of Texas, 1938
Crockett TX David Crockett Memorial Park
Close up view of David Crockett Memorial Park Marker
Photo courtesy Clayton Starr, 2008
© Sarah Reveley

Author's Note:
As you continue along the Centennial trail, it is pretty obvious that my best descriptions are those I have seen myself. So, if you have been to any of these, please tell us about it! Please email Sarah Reveley. - Sarah Reveley


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