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  • Monument Name

    Elizabeth Patton Crockett, Swannanoa

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Historic Women Figures

  • City

    Swannanoa

  • County

    Buncombe

  • Description

    A bronze plaque is attached to a narrow seven-foot tall bolder. It was brought here from near the birthplace of Elizabeth Patton Crockett. The plaque is unadorned aside from the spinning wheel logo of the Daughters of the American Revolution above the inscription.

    Images: Plaque | Far-off view

  • Inscription

    ELIZABETH PATTON CROCKETT / WIFE OF / COL. DAVID CROCKETT / BORN 5-22-1788 IN SWANNANOA VALLEY / BUNCOMBE CO., N.C. / DIED 1-31-1860 IN HOOD CO., TEXAS / ERECTED BY / EDWARD BUNCOMBE CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / ASHEVILLE, N.C. / 1957

  • Custodian

    Community High School

  • Dedication Date

    April 4, 1957

  • Decade

    1950s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.602310 , -82.404290 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Elizabeth Patton Crockett Marker to Be Unveiled,” Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC), March 24, 1957

      “Elizabeth Patton Crockett,” Find-A-Grave, www.findagrave.com, (accessed March 6, 2017) Link

      “Swannanoa Celebrates Crocket Day,” Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC), April 5, 1957

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze, stone

  • Sponsors

    Edward Buncombe Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Among the music and folk songs planned for the dedication was a rendition of the “Ballad of Davey Crockett” by Fay and Kay Patton, descendants of the famous frontiersman.

  • Subject Notes

    Elizabeth Patton was the second wife of Davey Crockett, married in 1815 in Tennessee. Following Crockett’s death at the Battle of the Alamo, Elizabeth went to Texas where she remained until her death. In 1913 the State of Texas erected a statue of Elizabeth at her grave site.

  • Location

    The maker is located in front of the Community High School at 235 Old US Hwy 70, Swannanoa, NC.

  • Landscape

    The memorial marker stands on the front lawn of the school building along a highway. A few mature trees are planted behind the marker.

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