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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park Sees Increased Visitation

Thursday, December 07, 2006 | 06:00pm

NEW INTERSTATE SIGNS CREDITED WITH HELPING VISITORS EXPERIENCE PARK

Limestone, Tenn. – Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park in Limestone, Tennessee is pleased to report a 24 percent increase in park visitation in 2006 over the previous year. The increase in visitation coincides with the addition of signage along Interstate 81 directing travelers to the park. The Department of Environment and Conservation, which manages Tennessee State Parks works cooperatively with the Department of Transportation to post state park signs along interstate routes.

“We’ve had many people come in and tell us they decided to visit the park after seeing the sign on the interstate,” said Park Manager Mark Halback. “It is gratifying to have the opportunity to present the park and its historical heritage to more people and we hope they’ll come back to enjoy the park and our events.”

The sign was erected in October 2005 in a ceremony attended by local legislators, county officials and volunteers with the Pioneer Friends of Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park.

Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park in Greene County sits on the banks of the Nolichucky River where Davy Crockett was born. The park features a museum, camping, swimming, fishing and picnic pavilions.

For more information about the park, or for additional park activities, visit the Web site at: www.tnstateparks.com/DavyCrockettSHP or call 423-257-2167.

For more information contact:

Tisha Calabrese-Benton
Office (865) 594-5442

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