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Crockett County

Crockett County was formed in 1871 from portions of Haywood, Madison, Dyer, and Gibson counties. It is named in honor of David “Davy” Crockett who lived from 1786 to 1836. Crockett was a frontier humorist, soldier, Tennessee state legislator, U.S. congressman, and defender of the Alamo. The county is located in the western part of the state and has a total area of 266 square miles to go along with a population count of 14,328 residents.