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Named for frontiersman Davy Crockett who died at the Alamo; among
oldest towns in Texas and the site of many historic structures.
Legend has it that Crockett stopped here to camp on his way to
the Alamo. Seat of Houston County. Economy is based on agriculture
plus plastics, chemicals and clothing.
- DAVY CROCKETT MEMORIAL PARK - Municipal; 35 wooded
acres contain picnic areas, tennis courts, playgrounds, pavilion,
and civic buildings, adjacent swimming pool and athletic stadium.
Terminus of South 5th Street.
- DAVY CROCKETT NATIONAL FOREST - Nearest entrance about
10 miles east on Texas 7.
- DAVY CROCKETT SPRING - Said to be the campsite of Colonel
Davy Crockett and a small detachment of men on their way to San
Antonio, where they died in heroic defense of the Alamo in 1836.
A historical plaque marks the undeveloped site where the spring
still flows. On West Goliad Street at the underpass.
- DOWNS-ALDRICH HOUSE - Restored, 3 story Victorian home,
c. 28912, elaborate with gingerbread. 300 North 7th Street.
- MONROE - Crook House - Elegant 1854 Greek Revival house,
period furnishings. 707 East Houston Street.
- VISITOR CENTER MUSEUM - Housed n 1909 railroad depot;
displays of early farm implements, old newspaper press, railroad
memorabilia dating from 1872, and exhibits depicting the history
of the first county of the Republic of Texas. 629 North 4th Street.
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