|David Crockett and the State Park|
Upon moving from East Tennessee in the early 1800s, David Crockett established a powder mill in what is now known as David Crockett State Park. Crockett was elected as a commissioner and served on the board that placed Lawrenceburg four miles west of the geographic center of Lawrence County. Crockett was opposed to the city being located in its current location. He and his family lived in Lawrenceburg for several years before moving to West Tennessee after a flood destroyed his mill.
David Crockett was a pioneer, soldier, politician, industrialist and was born near the little town of Limestone in northeast Tennessee in 1786. In 1817, he moved to Lawrence County and served as a justice of the peace, a colonel of the militia, and as state representative. Along the banks of Shoal Creek, in what is now his namesake park, he established a diversified industry consisting of a powdermill, a gristmill and a distillery. All three operations were washed away in a flood in September, 1821. Financial difficulties from this loss caused Crockett to move to West Tennessee where he was elected to Congress. While in Washington, he fought for his people's right to keep land they had settled on the new frontier of West Tennessee. Crockett died at the Alamo Mission in March of 1836 while aiding the Texans in their fight for independence from Mexico.
Dedicated in May, 1959, in honor of one of Tennessee's most famous native sons, David Crockett State Park is located on US Highway 64 in Lawrence County, one-half mile west of the city of Lawrenceburg.
Recreation Swimming Pool: 931-762-8852
Forty-acre Lindsey Lake provides year-round fishing enjoyment, and large stringers of bass are not uncommon. Rowboats and pedal boats are available for rent at the park boat dock. No personally owned boats or motors are permitted on the lake. Fishermen over 13 years of age must possess a valid Tennessee fishing license. Fishermen using boats must provide their own floatation devices and paddles or electric trolling motor.
A full range of recreational facilities and activities can be found at Crockett, including a paved bicycle trail. Other activities include hiking, tennis, softball, volleyball, and much more.