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The Home Of Davey Crockett

Reviewing: Tennessee Lawrenceburg  |  Rating:
karlawmcdonald By karlawmcdonald on
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I would like to tell you about a little town in Tennessee called Lawrenceburg. Lawrenceburg is about 40 miles north of the Alabama state line and about 80 miles south of Nashville. Lawrenceburg is probably best know for a few of its past residents, Davey Crockett and Fred Thompson. About 1 block off of the downtown square is a replica of Davey Crockett's home place. It is now a museum that is filled with artifacts and pictures that is really interesting to me. This town has that hometown feel to it, and everyone knows everyone. With approximately 20, 000 residents county wide Lawrence County is an ideal place to raise a family. The one downfall is gainful employment, most people have to travel for their work. Once a year they have a Heritage Festival and they also have something called Crockett Days where reenactments take place for a weekend in September and you can purchase things from vendors that were common during the 1800's like sarsaparilla, hand dipped candles, sage grass, hand crafted leathers and more. One of my favorite things about Lawrenceburg is their state park, Davey Crockett Stet Park. It is located on highway 64 south and if you ever get a chance you need to drive through it at least once. Your eyes will be delighted with deer, turkey, squirrels, birds of many varieties, waterfalls, beautiful trees and a lake that you can rent paddle boats for.