Elizabeth Patton Crockett, Swannanoa
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
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
Community High School
April 4, 1957
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“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
Edward Buncombe Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
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.
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.
The maker is located in front of the Community High School at 235 Old US Hwy 70, Swannanoa, NC.
The memorial marker stands on the front lawn of the school building along a highway. A few mature trees are planted behind the marker.