Bust of Davy Crockett unveiled at Tennessee State Capitol

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN/AP) – A bust of legendary Tennessean Davy Crockett was unveiled Tuesday on the second floor of the State Capitol.

Crockett was born in Greene County, Tennessee, in 1786 and was famous as “the king of the wild frontier.”

He fought in the American Indian Wars from 1813 to 1815, and he was elected to the Tennessee Legislature in 1821 and to Congress in 1827.

Crockett was also a farmer and a writer.

During his lifetime, he was known as David Crockett but has since became better known as Davy following the popularity of the 1955 song “The Ballad of Davy Crockett.”

Crockett died at The Alamo during the fight for independence from Mexico when he was 49 years old.

The newly unveiled bust was created by sculptor Antonio Mendez.