Travel Find Thursday – Crockett Tavern ~~ Morristown, Tennessee

crotav14The cabin type tavern is a replica that was built in the 1950’s. 


The original site of the Crockett property was located in 1949.  A replica of the Crockett family water well was built on the site of the original water well.  The Hamblin County Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (APTA) decided they wanted to build a Museum on that same site for the 1955 Morristown City Centennial celebration.

The Museum is in the form of a replica of the tavern that was owned by John and Rebecca Crockett, the parents of Davy Crockett.  The Crocketts built the tavern on a stage coach route.  The tavern also was the Crockett family home, where John, Rebecca and their nine children lived. 


crotav1 crotav2 crotav3 crotav11 crotav5 crotav12 crotav13 crotav10 crotav4 crotav6 crotav7 crotav8 crotav92002 Main Street, Morristown, TN 37814



11 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue Slaght says:

    So intriguing about the ash hopper! I had never heard of that process. My great aunt used to make soap but no memory of ashes in the process.

    1. I. Greenwald says:

      Yes, I had heard about making lye soap but never had this good of an explanation. Thanks for visiting 🙂

  2. Amy says:

    So wonderful to see these properties are well preserved! Beautiful photos!

    1. I. Greenwald says:

      Even though it’s a replica built in the 1950’s it still looks pretty authentic. I’m so glad they are keeping it up.

      1. Amy says:

        That is almost 70 years… and history is well preserve through the replica. That is a good thing. 🙂

  3. An interesting post. I loved watching the programme on tv when I was little. It is nice to see their heritage is being looked after.

  4. jpeggytaylor says:

    I love your history posts, Iris! What a fabulous replica of the tavern and all of the artefacts are fascinating too. I always imagine the pioneers heading west across the US with those covered wagons 🙂

    1. I. Greenwald says:

      Thank you, I’m glad you liked it. I wish it had been open.

      1. jpeggytaylor says:

        oh yes! … I do too! … perhaps you will go that way again sometime 🙂

  5. orples says:

    Wonderful photos and a wonder history lesson as well. Thank you, Iris, for taking the time to share. 🙂

  6. M-R says:

    Great stuff, Iris ! – a bit later than my personal interest shows, but acceptable. 😀

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