All About Crockett
Thank you for visiting “Discover Crockett.” One of the oldest towns in Texas having been incorporated on December 29, 1837, Crockett is the county seat of the first county established in the Republic of Texas, Houston County. Named for David Crockett who camped nearby on his way to the Alamo in 1836, a plaque and mural at Davy Crockett Spring in Brewer Park, just west of the downtown square, serves to commemorate his travels along the El Camino Real de los Tejas.
Today, the Crockett square now flies banners of other people who have added to the rich history of Crockett. George Lawson Keene, the most decorated Texan of “The Great War”; Lucille Elizabeth Bishop Smith, known as the “First African American businesswoman in Texas”, and Hall-of-Fame cowboy and champion bull rider Myrtis Dightman are just a few of the famous people who had their start in Crockett.
Also on the downtown square, you’ll find restaurants, gift and antique stores, and music venues to explore before or after you visit some of our historic attractions.
Thank you, again for visiting our site and let us know if there is anything we can do for you during your visit to Crockett, Texas.